Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The appointment of Hisham Qandil after a wait of nearly a month comes as something of an anticlimax, however: the delay had led to reports, which may be true, that SCAF and/or the Muslim Brotherhood leadership had vetoed certain candidates with a national or international profile.
He's the youngest Prime Minister in Egyptian history, they say, and is said to have never belonged to any political party, but is rumored to be close to the Muslim Brotherhood. Note that he has a beard, but not a heavy one, The MB says he's not a member.
His CV, in Arabic, is here. He's US educated (North Carolina and Utah).
Right now that's about all most Egyptians know. Few of them apparently ever heard of him either. More comment later perhaps.