Egypt gets new deputy prime minister

Ziad Baha Eddin, who is the vice president of the liberal Social Democratic party, has been named as Egypt’s interim deputy prime minister. (Photo courtesy Youm 7)

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.

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