Hazem al-Beblawi arrives to attend a meeting in Beirut on May 27, 1999.
Hazem al-Beblawi arrives to attend a meeting in Beirut on May 27, 1999. Egypt's interim president named liberal economist Hazem al-Beblawi, a former finance minister, as the country's new prime minister. © Joseph Barrak - AFP/File
Hazem al-Beblawi arrives to attend a meeting in Beirut on May 27, 1999.
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Last updated: July 9, 2013

Liberal economist new Egyptian prime minister

Egypt's new Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi will offer cabinet posts to the Muslim Brotherhood movement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the official news agency quoted a presidential spokesman as saying on Tuesday.

"Some cabinet posts will be offered to the Freedom and Justice Party," Ahmed al-Muslimani was quoted as saying by the official MENA news agency. The party is the Brotherhood's political arm.

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