Social Democratic lawyer Ziad Bahaa el-Din is likely to be appointed interim prime minister of Egypt under a deal emerging among the country’s new political forces, a presidential spokesman said on Sunday. Ziad Bahaa el-Din is an Oxford educated lawyer who served under Hosni Mubarak as the head of Egypt’s investment authority. In that post, Ziad Bahaa el-Din was credited with pro growth policies during a period of economic liberalization.

Ziad Bahaa el-Din

The spokesman also stated that well known politician Mohamed ElBaradei’s nomination for that post angered a key Salafi party. ElBaradei is likely to be appointed as the interim deputy president instead of prime minister.

Ziad Bahaa el-Din faces challenges as Egypt’s Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya demands interim president resignation

Egypt’s Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya Islamist group demanded on Sunday that interim President Adli Mansour resigns his post “in order to save the country from engaging in a bitter struggle,” reported the state news agency.

The hardline Islamist allies of deposed President Mohamed Mursi said that it did not expect Mansour to accept the post of an interim president or the disruption of the constitution, which was approved at a 64 percent vote, said a statement it issued.

The Islamist group stressed that the resignation of Adli Mansour from the temporary office of President would present a true solution for the current crisis.

Mansour was sworn in as interim president on Thursday following the overthrow of Mursi by the military.

Oppontents of Egypt’s deposed president march to Tahrir and Ittihadiya

Several thousands of protesters took to the streets on Sunday afternoon, heading to Cairo’s Tahrir Square to participate in protests supporting the military’s decision that deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday.

The protesters rallied from Mostafa Mahmoud Mosque in Cairo’s Mohandessin, Shubra district and the Journalists’ syndicate downtown, carrying Egypt’s flags and chanting against the Muslim Brotherhood and the American administration.

Another huge rally started marching from Heliopolis’s Hegaz Square to the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in support of the army’s intervention against Mursi.

Confrontations between opponents and supporters left at least 30 people dead on Friday.

 

Pro-Mursi demonstrators at Nahda Square demand his return

Demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Mursi marched to Nahda Square in front of Cairo University on Sunday evening to demand Mursi’s return to power, the Middle East News Agency reported.

The pro-legitimacy masses chanted “Leave, Sisi … Mursi is my president” and said they will stage a sit-in in the square until their demands are met.

Thousands marched from the nearby Faculty of Applied Arts to the square and chanted “Mursi… Mursi” as they carried their shrouds.

A march grouping thousands of women also joined the mass demonstration.

In Qena, thousands of pro-Mursi Islamists organised a demonstration in Sa’aa Square to back the former president’s legitimacy.

This content is from :Aswat Masriya