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Clashes subside but tension still high on Cairo streets

Egypt's military rulers have appointed ex-prime minister Kamal Ganzouri to form a new government, state media say.

The previous military-appointed civilian cabinet resigned earlier this week in the wake of violent protests in Cairo and other cities.

The military council has said parliamentary elections will begin across Egypt next week as scheduled.

Clashes near Cairo's Tahrir Square have subsided but activists are calling for renewed protests on Friday.

Jeremy Bowen reports from Cairo.

  • 24 Nov 2011
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