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Mubarak Ally Named Egypt's Prime Minister

Outgoing housing minister Ibrahim Mehlib takes interim gig

(Newser) - Egypt has a new prime minister—and he is, of all people, the housing minister. Interim president Adly Mansour today asked 65-year-old Ibrahim Mehlib, a former construction magnate and Hosni Mubarak ally, to form a government in the wake of the mass resignation of the previous government. Minutes after the... More »

Egypt: Wait, ElBaradei Isn't Prime Minister

New president backtracks on earlier announcement

(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... More »

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