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Egypt’s interim president fills top posts of new government

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim president named an economist as prime minister Tuesday, ending days of deadlock as the head of the military pressured political factions to speed along the process, warning them that ‘‘maneuvering’’ must not hold up the transition toward new elections after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

The appointment of Hazem el-Beblawi, along with the setting of a swift timetable for parliamentary and presidential elections early next year, underlined the military-backed leadership’s determination to push ahead with their transition plans in the face of Islamist protests demanding the reinstatement of Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president.

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