Egypt army appoints ex-PM to form new govt, report

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Egypt’s ruling military council asked former prime minister Kamal Ganzouri to form a new government on Thursday after protesters demanded the army sack the previous cabinet, Al Jazeera television reported, citing unspecified reports.

Ganzouri headed a cabinet from 1996 to 1999 that introduced some economic liberalisation measures. Many Egyptians viewed him as an official who was not tainted by corruption, but his record serving under Mubarak could stir opposition from those demanding a clean break with the past.

State television had said the military council had met Ganzouri earlier in the day. Army General Mokhtar al-Mullah told a news conference that the army hoped to form a new government before a parliamentary election begins on Monday.

Reuters

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6 responses to “Egypt army appoints ex-PM to form new govt, report”

  1. Egypt army appoints Prime minister. What a democratic election eh?

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Someone has to be ‘in charge’ of a process. They don’t need a repeat of, for instance, the French Revolution.
      For the interim they need to have someone who understands how to speak to the world at large and understands inter-government workings. Trying to find someone most can trust to do the job properly, after a long time without the democracy the people wish for, is undoubtably difficult … but at some point the people need to stop being anarchistic in nature, and allow the country to begin their elections and to make the changes they wish to see. Scrutinizing the electoral process will be the biggest challenge … they could ask for UN help with that.

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    Egypt army appoints Prime minister. What a democratic election eh?

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      Someone has to be ‘in charge’ of a process. They don’t need a repeat of, for instance, the French Revolution.
      For the interim they need to have someone who understands how to speak to the world at large and understands inter-government workings. Trying to find someone most can trust to do the job properly, after a long time without the democracy the people wish for, is undoubtably difficult … but at some point the people need to stop being anarchistic in nature, and allow the country to begin their elections and to make the changes they wish to see. Scrutinizing the electoral process will be the biggest challenge … they could ask for UN help with that.

  3. In_a_Mosh Avatar

    even with a “democratic election”, the voters determine nothing, those who count the votes determine everything.

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    even with a “democratic election”, the voters determine nothing, those who count the votes determine everything.

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