05 Mar '11, 1am

Egypt's new PM Essam Sharaf addressed supporters in Tahrir Square, promising democratic change

Egypt's new PM Essam Sharaf addressed supporters in Tahrir Square, promising democratic change

Egyptian Prime Minister designate Essam Sharaf, with microphone, speaks to demonstrators at Tahrir Square in Cairo. -- PHOTO: AP CAIRO - EGYPT'S new Prime Minister Essam Sharaf vowed on Friday to respond to demands for democratic change as he addressed thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square a day after his appointment. 'I am here because I draw my legitimacy from you ... I will exert all my effort to respond to your demands,' Mr Sharaf told flag-waving supporters in the square, the centre of protests that toppled president Hosni Mubarak last month. The premier was named by the country's new military rulers on Thursday to replace Ahmed Shafiq, who was opposed by protesters because he had been appointed by Mr Mubarak in the dying days of his regime. Mr Sharaf, who was born in 1952 and served briefly as a transport minister under Mr Mubarak, had joined protesters in...

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