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Egypt’s changing of the guard in July brought a number of AUC alumni into the interim government formed by President Adly Mansour.

Egypt’s changing of the guard in July brought a number of AUC alumni into the interim government formed by President Adly Mansour. Nabil Fahmy, who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the university, became foreign minister. To assume his post, Fahmy took a public service leave from AUC, where he is the founding dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy(and editorial board chairman of the Cairo Review). Meanwhile, Ziad Bahaa El-Din became deputy prime minister and minister for planning and international cooperation; Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour was tapped as minister of industry and foreign trade; Ahmed Galal is the new finance minister; and Abdel Aziz Fadel was named minister of civil aviation. In a September 28 address to the United Nations General Assembly, Fahmy told the international community that new presidential and parliamentary elections would be held by next spring. The ouster of President Mohammed Morsi last July, Fahmy added, “showed the world that the will of the people cannot be broken. That it can grant authority, just as it can remove it from the hands of those who abuse it.”

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