Egypt's musical seats of power: Bahaa El-Din offered PM post, ElBaradei slated for VP
Ziad Bahaa El-Din has been offered the position of PM for Egypt, say Ahram (image courtesy of Amwal Al Ghad)
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Ziad Bahaa El-Din, founding member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, has been offered to become Egypt's new Prime Minister, sources told Ahram Online on Sunday.
Liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei, who was a vocal critic of the Muslim Brotherhood rule, is set to be appointed as vice-president, Ahram Online has learned.
ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was tipped to become the new prime minister but his candidacy was dropped after Salafist Nour party voiced objection.
Egypt's presidency has yet to officially confirm the appointment of ElBaradei and Bahaa El-Din.
Nour deputy head Bassam El-Zarka said the party would welcome the appointment of El-Din as a prime minister. "He is one of the liberal figures that we greatly respect," he said in a phone interview with Egyptian satellite channel Al-Hayat.