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Egyptian PM appoints new cabinet

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Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri has now sworn in a new cabinet, state television reported.

This follows successive delays as he struggled to find a competent team with enough public support.

The country’s military leaders have also given Presidential powers to the Prime Minister but kept control of military affairs and the judiciary.

Ganzouri’s appointment to PM initially sparked protests. As he’d served under the former President he was seen as a member of the old guard.

The military remain under pressure to speed up a promised transition to civilian rule.

The cabinet will now aim at restoring security and reversing an economic slump.