December 7th, 2011
10:17 AM ET

Egyptian prime minister given powers, swears in cabinet

Egypt's newly appointed prime minister was granted most of the powers of the president Wednesday by the country's military rulers.

Afterward, he swiftly moved to swear-in his cabinet.

Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri was given all presidential powers excluding control over the military and the judiciary, armed forces spokesman Lt. Col. Amr Imam told CNN.

A day before the swearing-in, Ganzouri said on state television that "the new national government will be the salvation government of the January 28 revolution."

The new cabinet will serve until the presidential elections.

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  1. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    Egyptian prime minister given powers, swears in cabinet. I catch myself cussing from time to time too.

    December 7, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I always find myself going into a cabinet to swear...

    December 7, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

      Wow, I didn't ask you...but do you have to wear a cast?

      December 7, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Shoot, I don't even waste my time going the cabinet.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Hope the country settles down and the populist movement gets its objectives. Stability in that region is vital to world peace & American geo-political interests, Contrary to what a number of ignorant self serving politicos on our soil chose to propagate – keep that region unstable by interventions.

    December 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Oh no, a voice of reason has joined us. But I agree saywhat, these are matters that need to be handled in house. Our presence does nothing more than inflame anti american passions.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    I have been voicing for sometime @ bobcat. How are you doing?

    December 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)

    I'm doing well saywhat. We have no business getting involved in their politics. Hell, we can't control our own people.

    December 7, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |