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Egypt’s military rulers picked a prime minister from Hosni Mubarak’s era to head the next government yesterday as tens of thousands of protesters gathered to call for an immediate handover of power.
More than 100,000 people packed into Cairo’s Tahrir Square for their biggest demonstration since the current showdown began. They quickly rejected the announcement that Kamal el-Ganzouri, who served as prime minister between 1996 and 1999, had been given the role again.