Official: ElBaradei not Named Egypt’s PM, but Is ‘Logical Choice’

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CAIRO — Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has not been named Egypt’s prime minister, but is “the logical choice,” the interim president’s spokesman said Saturday, contradicting statements earlier in the day by officials in ElBaradei’s political party.

The move comes as anger grows among supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy — including the Muslim Brotherhood — who have decried the military’s move to push him from power, and raised fears of widening violence.

ElBaradei met with interim President Adly Mansour for two hours Saturday afternoon, and “discussions and consultations are ongoing,” presidential adviser Ahmed al-Muslimani said on state-run TV.

“Tomorrow we expect to name the prime minister and the ministers.”


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