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Al-Baradei Sworn in as Egyptian VP

Global Post reports Egyptian leader Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in on Sunday as Egypt’s interim vice-president for foreign relations.

The appointment of the former diplomat followed speculation that he would become Egypt's interim leader until elections were held.

The nomination seemed imminent last weekend, but vigorous opposition meant the idea was abandoned, notes Global Post.

In particular, adds Global Post, the liberal politician's nomination was rejected by the ultra-conservative Salafist Al Nour party, which claimed that it had violated the transition process

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