Egypt: Wait, ElBaradei Isn't Prime Minister
New president backtracks on earlier announcement
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 6, 2013 5:34 PM CDT
Mohammed ElBaradei.   (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell, File)

(Newser) – Egypt's new president has backtracked on an announcement earlier today that pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei, one of Morsi's top critics, would be the country's interim prime minister. A spokesperson for Adli Mansour now denies that the appointment of the Nobel Peace laureate was ever certain—even though journalists gathered at the presidential palace were told by an official that they were there to hear of ElBaradei's appointment. A senior opposition official, Munir Fakhry Abdelnur, told the AP that the reversal was because the ultraconservative Salafi el-Nour party objected to ElBaradei's appointment and mediation was underway.

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MarkFL
Jul 7, 2013 4:42 PM CDT
keyword: ultraconservative. How do those people even exist?
Pointy01
Jul 7, 2013 2:47 PM CDT
Many glorious leaders were once considered to be little more than Terrorists. IMO I believe that Morsi may very well be returned to power, especially if he will agree to a certain percentage of the opposition being appointed to his cabinet.
kawahchan
Jul 7, 2013 10:10 AM CDT
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: Yes, the American Republicans and Texas Governor RICK PERRY's bloc will fully back Mohamed ElBaradei and his Global Economy; more chance to open the gates between Egypt, Libya and Palestine, that is good for Ft Worth's cargo truck drivers.