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ElBaradei sworn in as interim vice president

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 00:33

July 14 - Former U.N. diplomat Mohamed ElBaradei is sworn in as Egypt's interim vice president, as interim prime minister names cabinet. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Mohamed ElBaradei, a former senior U.N. diplomat, was sworn in on Sunday as vice president, a job he was offered last week, as Egypt's interim prime minister assembled his cabinet. Hazem el-Beblawi, a 76-year-old liberal economist appointed interim prime minister last week, is tapping technocrats and liberals for a government to run the country under a temporary constitution until parliamentary elections in about six months. A former ambassador to the United States, Nabil Fahmy, accepted the post of foreign minister, a sign of the importance the government places in its relationship with the superpower that provides $1.3 billion a year in military aid. Government sources have told Reuters that el-Beblawi will offer the finance ministry to Hany Kadri, formerly the official who oversaw Egypt's negotiations for a rescue with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which stalled under Mursi. Notably, Kadri is a member of the Coptic Christian minority, 10 percent of the population, which complained of being marginalized under Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood. Mursi's cabinet had only one Christian, as minister of scientific research. Sunday marks a week without street violence after clashes between the army, Mursi supporters and opponents killed more than 90 people in the days after his overthrow.

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ElBaradei sworn in as interim vice president

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 00:33