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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.