Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will announce a new government by July 26, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party said.
“The new prime minister will be a patriotic figure who is accepted by all political forces,” the party said on its Facebook page late yesterday, citing unidentified officials close to the presidency.
Mursi, a former FJP leader who was the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate for president, promised to choose a premier from outside the Islamist group. Candidates tipped for the job by local newspapers have included Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer of Pacific Investment Management Co.; former central bank Governor Mahmoud Abul-Eyoun; the bank’s current governor, Farouk al-Okdah; and Hazem Beblawi, a former deputy prime minister and finance minister.
El-Erian said last week that he hasn’t been offered the job and wouldn’t accept it.
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