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Mohamed ElBaradei named Caretaker PM of Egypt

Jul 7, 2013 17:11 IST

Leading liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei on 6 July 2013 was named as Egypt's new Prime Minister to head a caretaker government. ElBaradei leads an alliance of liberal and left-wing parties, the National Salvation Front.  He was named Prime Minister after interim President Adly Mahmud Mansour held talks with the army chief and political leaders.

71-year-old ElBaradei Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei is an Egyptian law scholar. He was the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, an intergovernmental organization under the auspices of the United Nations, from 1997 to 2009. He and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. ElBaradei also played an important role in recent politics in his country, particularly the 2011 revolution which deposed President Hosni Mubarak, and in the 2013 revolution that ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

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