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Egypt's Islamist president faces backlash from allies over new cabinet
CAIRO (AP) An alliance of pro-democracy advocates has criticized Egypt's new Islamist president for lacking transparency and alienating political groups with liberal leanings.
The National Front alliance an umbrella group of democracy advocates, secularists and moderate Islamists behind the uprising that drove longtime authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak from power last year says Mohammed Morsi has reneged on campaign promises to form a national unity government.
At a press conference on Saturday, members of the alliance reminded Morsi that they supported him in the decisive round of presidential elections last month, helping him beat old-guard rival Ahmed Shafiq.
This week, Morsi surprised the country by choosing an unknown technocrat and former water minister, Hesham Kandil, as his prime minister.