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Politics of Egypt Breaking News: Egypt: Senior Economist Named Prime Minister

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The spokesman of Egypt's interim president says a prominent economist, Hazem el-Beblawi, has been named prime minister and pro-democracy leader Mohamed ElBaradei as a vice president. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood rejected a new timetable announced by the military-backed interim leadership that sets a fast track for amending the Islamist-drafted constitution and holding new parliamentary and presidential elections by early next year. Egyptian soldiers and police guarding a military building opened fire on supporters of the ousted president in bloodshed that claimed at least 40 lives, plunging the divided country deeper into crisis with calls by Islamists for all-out rebellion against the army.

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