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Hazem el-Biblawi named Egypt’s prime minister

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CAIRO: A prominent economist Hazem el-Biblawi has been named Egypt’s prime minister and former UN nuclear agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei has been named vice president, the spokesman of Egypt’s interim president said on Tuesday.

The report came as the Muslim Brotherhood party rejected the five-month transition timetable set out by the military-backed interim president Adli Mansour.

Essam el-Erian, a senior Brotherhood figure and deputy head of its Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, rejected the transition timetable on Tuesday, telling Arab TV it takes the country “back to zero”.

Hazem el-Biblawi, who is in his 70s, served as finance minister in one of the first cabinets formed after the 2011 uprising forced Hosni Mubarak from power and the military stepped in to rule.

He resigned in protest in October 2011 after 26 protesters, mostly Christians, were killed by troops and security forces in a crackdown on their march.

Asad Haroon
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