New prime minister for Egypt

Pro-democracy groups welcome move that replaces Ahmed Shafiq with Essam Sharaf.

    Essam Sharaf, Egypt's former transport minister, has been appointed the country's new prime minister.

    Sharaf replaces Ahmed Shafiq, who was appointed to the position by Hosni Mubarak, the ousted president, following last month's opposition protests.

    Less than a day before his resignation, Shafiq was on local television saying he was not going anywhere.

    The appointment of Sharaf is supported by many youth and opposition groups, who are keen to be rid of any remnants of the old regime.

    Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Cairo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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