Egypt's interim president swears in new Cabinet

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's interim president is swearing in a new Cabinet, the first since the ouster of the Islamist president

by the military nearly two weeks ago.

The new government, sworn in Tuesday, is led

by Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi, an economist, and features the

promotion

of Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who ousted

Mohammed Morsi on July 3, to deputy prime minister. He also retains

the defense portfolio.

The Morsi-appointed interior minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, remains in his post, in charge of the police. Nabil Fahmy, who was

Egypt's ambassador to the U.S. from 1999-2008, becomes foreign minister.

The proceedings are being shown live on state TV.