Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 25 / Trend , S.Isaev /
Mass demonstrations against the appointment of Kamal al-Ganzuri as Egypt's prime minister are being held in Egypt, Al-Jazeera TV channel reported.
Supreme Military Council of Egypt appointed Kamal Ganzouri as country's prime minister.
Ganzouri, who headed the cabinet from 1996 to 1999, introducing some economic liberalization measures. Many Egyptians viewed him as an official who was not tainted by corruption, but his record serving under Mubarak could stir opposition from those demanding a clean break with the past.
Anti-war protests in Egypt have been going on for a week already, center of which became the Cairo Tahrir Square. The demonstrations are accompanied by rioting and clashes with police that killed 40 and injured up to 4,000 people. Rallies in support of Tahrir held in all major cities in the Egyptian provinces.
On Nov. 28, the first round of parliamentary elections in Egypt should have been organized, yet observers feared the voting will not take place because of extremely unstable security situation. However, on Thursday, military authorities confirmed the vote will take place before the deadline.