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Egypt gets new deputy prime minister

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Ziad Baha Eddin, vice president of the liberal Social Democratic Party, was chosen as Egypt’s interim deputy prime minister on Friday, Al Arabiya correspondent reported.

The 48-year-old, Oxford-educated commercial lawyer was chairman of the Egyptian Investment Authority from 2004-2007, and headed the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority in 2008.

The main Islamist groups - the Salafist Nour Party, and the Muslim Brotherhood - on Monday rejected his nomination as interim prime minister.