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Liberal economist Hazem El-Beblawi appointed new Egyptian PM
Following several other names initially floated for post, liberal economist Hazem El-Beblawi is appointed prime minister by Egypt's new interim president
Ahram Online, Tuesday 9 Jul 2013
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Egypt's interim President Adli Mansour (R) meets with Egypt's former Finance Minister Hazem el-Beblawi at El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo July 9, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour has assigned prominent liberal economist Hazem El-Beblawi to top the administration that will be in charge of Egypt's upcoming transitional period.

El-Beblawi, a former finance minister, was not the first choice of the parties involved in the political process sponsored by the Egyptian Armed Forces following the ouster last week of former president Mohamed Morsi.

Most of the parties involved in the talks had preferred Mohamed ElBaradei for the premiership, who would have been appointed PM last Saturday were it not for the objections of the Salafist Nour Party.

Elbaradei had been backed by the anti-Morsi Rebel campaign and other "revolutionary" youth groups and parties.

Ziad Bahaa El-Din, liberal lawyer and co-founder of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, was also floated for the position, but the ultra-conservative Nour Party also rejected his candidacy.

Soon afterward, economist Samir Radwan, a former finance minister, was announced as a potential prime minister.

It was El-Beblawi, however, who was soon after formally declared premier.

The appointment came soon after interim president Mansour issued a new constitutional declaration granting him legislative authority.

The constitutional declaration lays out the political roadmap that both Mansour and El-Beblawi will be expected to follow in the upcoming period.

El-Beblawi, also a co-founder of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, served as undersecretary-general at the UN between 1995 and 2000. He was minister of finance in Essam Sharaf's cabinet from July to October 2011 during Egypt's post-revolution army-administered transitional phase.

He resigned in October 2011 to object to clashes in Cairo's Maspero district between military police and Coptic protesters in which 28 of the latter were killed.



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adnan
10-07-2013 10:04am
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Tragic and painful
The killing of innocent people by egypt military reminds me of my place kashmir where indian forces kill kashmiris and then lable them as terrorists.same has happened to egypt but alas here the killer is also muslim.i wonder what kind of muslims are in egypt that run the army and media outlets and trying to muzzle common egyptian voice.tragic???
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yasien k
10-07-2013 09:30am
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"Dictatorships"
Look how the socalled[Arab} muslim leaders are supporting oppression, they are running to Egypt now with BILLIONS to support a ARMY COUP. It's obvious to the world that these states are ruling there people with their Armies. They are american lackies and that is true since all their currencies are tied to the USDOLLAR.
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M. Kimmie
10-07-2013 09:03am
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"Mob Justice"
Street justice is now the order in Egypt. what's happening is the liberals and irreligious parties has resorted to causing instability and army intervention thus bringing about a COUP to overthrow a democratically elected government.How can street [mob] justice call for the ballot box now!!?Egypt has experienced the greatest form of Deception and Conspiracy. what the Present regime is doing is exactly what they accused the democratically elected gomernment of Morcy of doing. What can you call this , it can only be called "Treason and Hypocracy" The Egyption People has been deceived with the eyes wide open by the ARMY GENERALS
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Dr. Malek Towghi --USA
10-07-2013 06:43am
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COUNTER-REVOLUTION
Down with the counterrevolution!
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observer
09-07-2013 07:23pm
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Not surprised at all
Just a recycling of old tired politicians....same ole, same ole....
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mr. a. abdurauf
09-07-2013 07:15pm
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" tragic events to unfold in egypt"
if the egyptian armforces killed over fifty of its people and wounded hundreds children, women and men indescriminately seriously,then the possibility of killing the president whom they kidnapped can easily happen. they feel they can do what they want, and soon will we see terrible future events.this is because they did not appologise, and to free dr. mursy will surely cause upheavels as the situation already is very volatile, and the army is becoming more hated by the egyption society.
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Stuart
10-07-2013 09:47am
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Liberal economist Hazem El-Beblawi appointed new Egyptian PM - RE: "tragic events to unfold in egypt"
The fact that no women and children were actually killed, and the photos the MB used were taken from the old Syria footage (which was noticed first by several International News agencies), along with statements by the residents, and video footage, really destroys the credibility of the MB versions of the Republican Guard incident.
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Laila El Khatib
09-07-2013 05:05pm
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At last
I hope this time it is official,and not just a rumor!Egypt is getting weak,with so many rumors,and nothing concrete on the ground!
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VoiceOfEgypt
09-07-2013 07:28pm
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Final But -- who are these people
Don't be fooled by these unknow faces who have today become so called President or PM.

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