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Peace on streets as Egypt assembles new Cabinet

Egypt’s interim Prime Minister was assembling his Cabinet on Sunday to lead the country under an army-backed “road map” to restore civil rule

Egypt’s interim Prime Minister was assembling his Cabinet on Sunday to lead the country under an army-backed “road map” to restore civil rule,with peace having returned to the streets after the military removed President Mohammed Morsi.

Hazem el-Beblawy,a 76-year-old liberal economist appointed interim Prime Minister last week,is tapping technocrats and liberals for a government to run the country under a temporary constitution until parliamentary elections in about six months.

A former ambassador to the US,Nabil Fahmy,accepted the post of foreign minister,a sign of the importance the government places in its relationship with the country that provides $1.3 billion a year in military aid.

Mohamed ElBaradei,a former senior UN diplomat,was sworn in as Vice-President.

Mansour named another liberal economist,Ahmed Galal,as finance minister. Galal’s job will be to start repairing the state finances and rescue an economy wrecked by political turmoil.

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Sunday marked a week without serious street violence. Over 90 people were killed in the clashes that followed Morsi’s ouster.