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Restore stability, Egypt's new prime minister says in first speech

March 2, 2014 at 2:33 PM

CAIRO, March 2 (UPI) -- New Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab addressed the nation for the first time Sunday, focusing, he said, on the restoration of stability and security.

"The first priority is to impose security, counter-terrorism firmly and legally, and restore stability by preserving human rights and democracy," he said in the televised address.

Mahlab had a message for working Egyptians as well, al-Bawaba, an online news website based in Amman, Jordan, reported.

"I urge you to end any sit-ins, strikes and protests. Let's begin rebuilding the nation," he said.

The recent resignation of the Egyptian government prompted a shakeup in the governmental structure, and Mahlab's appointment of a 31-member cabinet. National elections are planned for the spring.

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