ُPresident of Egypt appoints new PM

Cairo - Independent Maghreb Press Agency - Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has appointed Water Minister, Hisham Qandil, as prime minister and asked him to form a new government. 
There has been much speculation over how Mursi will allot cabinet posts. 
The army officially transferred power to President Mursi on June 30, but retains some significant prerogatives. 
On July 10, the Supreme Constitutional Court suspended a decision by Mursi to reinstate the Islamist-dominated lower house of parliament. 
 Its decision last month to nullify parliamentary elections held earlier this year because of flaws in the law setting it up had led to political deadlock. 
Qandil was a member of the outgoing caretaker government of Kamal al-Ganzouri, who was appointed prime minister by the military last year. 
“This appointment of a patriotic and independent figure comes after much study and discussion to choose a person able to manage the current scenario,” Mursi’s spokesman said, adding that Qandil had no affiliation to any political party “before or after the revolution”.

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