Hazem el-Beblawi is Egypt interim Premier

Liberal economist Hazem el-Beblawi has been appointed as Egypt’s interim Prime Minister by Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour. The President has also appointed Nobel-laureate Mohamed ElBaradei as Deputy President with responsibility for foreign affairs.
Mr. Mansour who was appointed to the post after a recent military coup overthrew President Mohamed Morsy has declared that changes would be made to the Constitution, which would be put to referendum, paving the way for parliamentary elections early in 2014.