Egypt's interim government sworn in as clashes continue

Egypt's interim government sworn in as clashes continue

The head of Egypts armed forces has been sworn in as interim first deputy prime minister, as well as keeping his posts as minister of defence and military production.

The new interim government has been backed by General AbdelFattah AlSisi’s army, that overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi earlier this month.

According to analysts, the new post is likely to further increase the militarys influence over political decisions.

But the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, which Mursi is a part of,  has denounced the cabinet, calling it “illegitimate.”

It comes as 7 people have died in violent clashes in Cairo overnight.

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