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In Egypt, former finance minister named interim prime minister

Mohamed Morsi supporters rally near where over 50 were reported to have been killed by members of the Egyptian military and police in early morning clashes on July 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt’s newly appointed interim prime minister, economist and former finance minister Hazem el-Beblawi, is expected to name his cabinet today. Military leaders who seized power last week are still promising new elections early next year.

From Cairo, the BBC’s Middle East correspondent Jim Muir joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss.

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Jim Muir is a reporter with the BBC.

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