Prominent opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has been named as Egypt’s interim prime minister.
Mohamed ElBaradei was appointed following crisis talks led by President Adly Mahmud Mansour – three days after the army removed Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi amid growing nationwide unrest.
The move has in turn triggered mass unrest by supporters of Mohamed Morsi.
Mohamed ElBaradei – a former head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog – is expected to be sworn in later on Saturday.
He and other party leaders attended a meeting called by Adly Mahmud Mansour on Saturday.
Mohamed ElBaradei leads an alliance of liberal and left-wing parties, the National Salvation Front.
More than 30 people died and about 1,000 were wounded in Friday’s protests by Islamist supporters of the deposed president.
The Muslim Brotherhood – to which Mohamed Morsi belongs – has said its followers would remain on the streets until he is restored to office.