Disputes Delay Formation of New Cabinet in Egypt

CAIRO-- The swearing-in of a new interim Egyptian Cabinet has been delayed because of disagreements over key posts, including who will lead the ministry in charge of internal security.

An official in the Interior Ministry says several high-ranking security officials have been named as possible replacements, but that some have turned down the offer. Protesters have also strongly objected to the nominations put forward by newly appointed Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri.

Egypt's ruling military general, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, was supposed to swear-in the new temporary Cabinet on Saturday.

The military appointed el-Ganzouri as a new interim prime minister last month after the previous premier's government resigned in the wake of a police crackdown on protesters that killed over 40 people.

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