New Egypt PM says to 'crush terrorism'

Egypt's outgoing Housing Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said he had been asked to form a new government, the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website.

New Egypt PM says to 'crush terrorism'

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's prime minister-designate said on Tuesday his government would work to "crush terrorism" and that he hoped to form his new cabinet quickly.

"We will work together to restore security and safety to Egypt and crush terrorism in all corners of the country," Ibrahim Mahlab told a news conference after interim head of state Adly Mansour asked him to form the new government.

Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi's government resigned on Monday. Beblawi was appointed in July after the army removed President Mohamed Mursi from power following mass protests against his rule.

Mahlab, a former official in deposed President Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party, is a civil engineer who formerly served as chairman and CEO of Arab Contractors Company, a large Egyptian civil engineering firm.

A profile distributed by the housing ministry said Mahlab is married and speaks English and French.

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