Egypt military ruler in talks with ElBaradei, Muss
Cairo: Egypt`s military ruler on Saturday held
talks with presidential hopefuls Mohamed ElBaradei and Amr
Mussa whose names have been touted by protesters as possible
leaders of a new government.
Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi met separately ElBaradei,
the former head of the UN nuclear watchdog, and Mussa, the
ex-head of the Arab League, the official MENA agency said, as
protesters demanding the end of military rule remained camped
out in Cairo`s Tahrir Square.
Yesterday, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces,
which is headed by Tantawi, said it had tasked Kamal
al-Ganzuri -- who served as prime minister under ousted
president Hosni Mubarak-- to form a new cabinet.
But the appointment failed to satisfy the demands of
protesters in Tahrir who reject anyone from the Mubarak era,
or appointed by the military without full powers.
A sit-in in Tahrir entered its eighth day on Saturday,
with protesters vowing to stay put until their demands for
change are met.
At least 42 people have died in the clashes that erupted a
week ago, and over 3,000 have been injured.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Essel Group Chairman Dr Subhash Chandra honoured in Haryana
- Watch: PM Modi's 23rd edition of Mann ki Baat
- Vishal Dadlani apologises after tweet on Jain monk backfires
- Panel discussion on Vishal Dadlani's controversial tweet on Jain monk
- Panel discussion on Vishal Dadlani's controversial tweet on Jain monk - Part II
- Kriti Sanon can't wait to watch 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story'
- Indian women's hockey stars humiliated, made to sit on floor of train on way back home from Rio
- Donald Trump vows 'tracking system' to deport everyone whose visa expires
- Rockets fired at Turkey's Diyarbakir airport
- Colombia peace deal to be signed late September