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ElBaradei sworn in as Egypt’s vice-president

Prominent liberal Egyptian leader Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in on Sunday as Egypt’s interim vice president for foreign relations, the presidency said in a statement.
The appointment of ElBaradei, a former head of the UN nuclear watchdog and a Nobel peace laureate, follows the military overthrow of  Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July.

He was initially tipped to lead the cabinet, but his nomination was rejected by the ultra-conservative Salafist party Al-Nur. ElBaradei was late last year named head of the National Salvation Front, a coalition of leftist and liberal groups.
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