Egypt’s PM-designate to offer posts to Brotherhood party

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Egypt’s prime minister-designate is to offer ministerial posts in the new government to members of the Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, and to the hardline Islamist Nour Party, state media reported on July 9.

“There is no objection at all to including members of those two parties in the government,” state news agency MENA quoted a presidential spokesman as saying.

A few hours earlier, liberal economist Hazem al-Beblawi, a former finance minister, was named as the country’s new prime minister, presidential spokesman Ahmed al-Muslimani said.
Liberal opposition chief and Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei was appointed vice president for foreign relations.

 

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