Egypt appoints prime minister with ties to Hosni Mubarak regime

By Abigail Hauslohner, February 25, 2014

CAIRO — Egypt has appointed a man with close ties to longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak to become the country’s new prime minister.

Egypt’s interim president, who was appointed after the military ousted the country’s elected president last summer, named Housing Minister Ibrahim Mahlab to head a new cabinet Tuesday.

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