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Economist named new Egyptian prime minister

AFP and AP, CAIRO

Under the timetable issued on Monday by Mansour, two appointed panels would be created. One, made up of judges, would come up with amendments. The other, larger body consisting of representatives of society and political movements would debate the amendments and approve them.

The new constitution would be put to a referendum within four-and-a-half months from now. Elections for a new parliament would be held within two months of that. Once the new parliament convenes, it would have a week to set a date for presidential elections.

Meanwhile, authorities yesterday began questioning 650 people over their suspected involvement in Monday’s violence. The detainees, who were picked up over the past 24 hours, are accused of trying to storm the Cairo headquarters of the elite Republican Guard, judicial sources said.

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