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  11/26/2011, Cheshvan 29, 5772

ElBaradei Ready to Serve as Interim Prime Minister


The presidential campaign staff of former International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohamed ElBaradei said, Saturday, that he is ready to serve as interim prime minister of Egypt. A statement released by the campaign said, "If it is officially requested of him to form a national salvation government, he would give up making a bid for the presidency, so as to be completely neutral in the interim period." Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Egypt's military ruler, held separate talks on Saturday with ElBaradei and fellow presidential hopeful Amr Mussa, whose names have been touted by protesters as possible leaders of a new government.

Egyptians are dissatisfied with Friday's appointment of Kamal El-Ganzouri to be interim prime minister. He was prime minister under ousted president Hosni Mubarak.