In this Nov. 24, 2013 photo, Ibrahim Mehlib, center, tours a government housing project in Ismailiya, Egypt. (AP Photo/Khaled Kandil)
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Egypt's new prime minister said on Tuesday he would seek to eradicate militant violence that has increased since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammad Morsi, hoping improved security will lead to economic recovery.Speaking after his appointment by Adly Mansour, the army-appointed president who has been in office since Morsi's removal in July, Ibrahim Mahlab said he hoped to form his government within three or four days, Mahlab's appointment followed the surprise resignation of Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi's government on Monday.Mahlab offered no clues as to the choice of defence minister, saying the decision was up to President Mansour.
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