Hazem El-Beblawi named as new Prime Minister of Egypt

Jul 10, 2013 10:40 IST

Hazem El-Beblawi on 9 July 2013 was named as the new Prime Minister of Egypt by the Interim President Adly Mansour. A leading economist, Beblawi will form a caretaker Government that comprises technocrats from different walks of life. The caretaker government would play a major role in steering away Egypt through the transitional period.

The interim President Adly Mansour also named Mohammad ElBaradei, a Nobel laureate and former IAEA chief as the new Vice-President of the country.

In a gesture of reconciliation, the new designated prime minister of Egypt declared that his government will offer cabinet posts to the leaders of Muslim Brotherhood of the ousted President Mohammed Morsi’s Government.

About Hazem El-Beblawi
• He has served as the Finance Minister and deputy Prime Minister of Egypt from July to December 2011 in the cabinet of Essam Sharaf during the post-revolution transitional phase after Hosni Mubarak downfall
• He is a founding member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Al Ahram
• He has also served as the undersecretary-general at the United Nations between 1995 and 2000,
• He has also served as the Chairman of the Export Development Bank of Egypt from 1983 to 1995
• In 1965, he completed his academics from University of Alexandria

About Mohammad ElBaradei

• ElBaradei is the leader of the National Salvation front, which is the alliance of the liberal and left-wing parties

Earlier, Mohammed Morsi, the first democratically elected President of Egypt was ousted from his office following a military coup conducted by the Army Chief Abdel Fateh Al Sissi. The coup was conducted following the mass protests by the nationals of the country against Morsi and his Government.

President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi ousted in a Military Coup

Adli Mansour Sworn in as the interim President of Egypt

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