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Pro Mursi supporters demonstrate against Mohamed El Baradei appointment

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Pro Mursi supporters demonstrate against Mohamed El Baradei appointment


Pro Mursi supporters demonstrated in Cairo on Sunday as Egypt’s interim government began taking shape. Mohamed El Baradei has been sworn in as the country’s interim vice-president for foreign relations.

One former president Mohammed Mursi supporter said: “El Baradei has been sworn in before an authority that’s not chosen by the people, an authority that’s not recognised by the constitution, the people and the entire world. What’s being built on illegitimacy stays illegitimate.”

Another Mursi’s supporter said: “Both the constitution that was drafted and the referendum by the Egyptian people have been demolished and dissolved. So Mr El Baradei is sworn in, the country’s constitution has been demolished and dissolved.”

Mohamed El Baradai is a former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work there. El Baradai ran for president last year without success.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will visit Egypt this week to meet interim government officials.

Interim Prime Minister Hazem El Beblawi is looking to form a new cabinet by Tuesday or Wednesday.

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