Egypt's president designates prime minister
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state news agency says the country's new president has designated a new prime minister and asked him to form a new Cabinet.
MENA reported Tuesday that President Mohammed Morsi tasked Hesham Kandil, the minister of Water Resources and Irrigation in the outgoing government, with putting together a new Cabinet to replace the current military-appointed one.
Morsi had promised to pick someone from outside his Muslim Brotherhood group to lead a unity government.
It is unclear what Kandil's powers will be or whether the country's military will continue to control the appointment of top security posts.
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