Wednesday 10 July 2013 - 07:17

State media: Liberal economist new Egypt PM

Story Code : 281440
State media: Liberal economist new Egypt PM
Liberal opposition chief and Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei was named vice president for foreign relations, Muslimani said.
The appointments come almost a week after the military overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and chose chief justice Adly Mansour to head the Arab world's most populous country.
ElBaradei was initially tipped to lead the cabinet but his nomination was rejected by the Salafist al-Nur party.
Beblawi now faces the daunting task of trying to reunite a deeply divided country and rescue its battered economy.