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Egypt Names New PM, ElBaradei as VP

Egypt Names New PM, ElBaradei as VP
Posted July 9th, 2013 @ 10:13am by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Opposition leader and pro-democracy activist Mohamed ElBaradei—who was named, then un-named, Egypt's interim prime minister over the weekend—will serve as interim vice president, the AP reports, citing a spokesperson for interim president Adli Mansour. (Rather than going with VP, Reuters calls ElBaradei a "deputy to the president, responsible for foreign affairs" in its report.) As for the interim PM, Mansour named prominent liberal economist and former finance minister Hazem el-Beblawi. The ultraconservative Islamist Nour Party says it backs his appointment, but is still looking into ElBaradei's.

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