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New cabinet has no leading figure from the Jasmine Revolution
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil's new government took the oath of office yesterday afternoon. It includes two women ministers, one Christian. Under Mubarak though, there were two Christians. Arab spring figures and Salafists are not in the cabinet. Egyptian Church spokesman underscores the temporal limits of the new administration (six months) and criticises the presence of a single Copt. The Muslim Brotherhood's apparent sign of pluralism is designed to reassure public opinion and prepare its new push for power in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Morsi appoints nine Islamists to key ministries
The controversial decision is met with criticism, including from the president's Salafist allies. Justice, Economy and Finance ministries are among the departments reshuffled. For the first time, the Ministry of Antiquities will be run by an expert in Islamic culture, and by not an archaeologist. Journalist André Azzam talks about the first effects of the Islamisation of government. Ordinary Egyptians increasingly hate Morsi.
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Second day of voting for new Egyptian constitution. Yesterday, 9 dead
State media applaud the high turnout, the Muslim Brotherhood claim instead a low turnout and continue their boycott. The referendum is a vote against the fundamentalism of the Brotherhood.
Egypt: Morsi trial a “sign of change for the country"
Fr. Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Egyptian Catholic Church, emphasizes the desire of the people to turn the page after the recent Islamist past. Mina Thabet , president of the Christian Maspero Youth Union , speaks of a "double Egyptian Arab Spring ." In three years the leaders of two opposing regimes have ended up on trial. Morsi’s day in court postponed to February 2014.
Egypt PM issues ultimatum, telling Muslim Brotherhood to leave protest camps
Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi tells Muslim Brotherhood protesters "to quickly leave, and return to their homes and work, without being chased." Islamists are in the streets to protest Mohammed Morsi's arrest. After their diplomatic mediation fails, Western diplomats leave a country in a dangerous political deadlock where the Brotherhood and the Armed Forces continue their tug of war.
Fighting rages on Cairo streets as new government sworn in
33 Interim Ministers include 3 women, 3 Christians and a football star. General al-Sisi holds Defence portfolio and becomes deputy prime minister. The Islamists march demanding the return of Morsi, overnight clashes produce 2 more victims and more than 400 arrests.
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