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Albania's prime minister promised Monday to make changes in his Cabinet to help stabilize Europe's poorest country -- but only after the political unrest has ceased.

Prime Minister Fatos Nano said the changes would take place over three months, but gave no further details.

Violence exploded last week after the assassination of popular opposition leader Azem Hajdari. Hajdari's death sparked demonstrations by followers of former President Sali Berisha, who accused Nano of the killing and demanded he and the government resign.

Armed crowds stormed government buildings and took control of state radio and television for several hours.

After meeting with his Cabinet on Monday, Nano told state-run Albanian television that the ministers had discussed steps to prevent Albania from falling back to "abnormality."

Officials from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe visited Albania this weekend in an attempt to mediate. The officials criticized Berisha for inciting the violence, but also said Nano's government had been slow in fighting corruption.

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