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Egypt's interim government sworn in

12-08-2011 07:59 BJT

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Egypt's military ruler has sworn-in a new government that he says will have more powers than its predecessor.

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi promised to transfer some of his ruling military council’s executive powers to Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri.

The military did not go into specifics on what new powers the Cabinet will have but confirmed that it will continue to control the judiciary and the armed forces. Military rulers have been in control of managing the country’s affairs since Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February, irking critics who are demanding civilian rule.

Kamal al-Ganzouri.

The new government replaces an interim administration that resigned in the wake of deadly clashes between security and protesters last month.

An Egyptian soldier stands guard as members of the election committee sit in a bus
with ballot boxes after voting closed, outside a voting center during the second day
of the parliamentary run-off elections in Cairo December 6, 2011.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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