Morocco World News with agencies
New York, July 5, 2013
The Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour, appointed on Saturday Mohammed ElBaradadei, Senior figure in the Egyptian opposition, as interim Prime Minister, Al Jazeera English reported on Saturday.
The appointment was made two days after Adly Mansour was sworn in as interim President following the toppling of former President Mohammed Morsi, who was democratically elected in the June 2012 presidential elections. The new interim Prime Minister will be sworn in at 8 pm Egypt local time.
ElBaradei won the Nobel peace prize in 2005 for his work with International Atomic Energy Agency. In 2010, he returned to Egypt and became a prominent opponent of veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak in the lead-up to the 2011 uprising that overthrew him.
The last 24 hours witnessed ferocious violence that killed 37 people and injured more than 1,400.