The head of Egypt's armed forces was sworn in on Tuesday (July 16) as interim first deputy prime minister, as well as keeping his posts as minister of defence and military production.

The new interim government has been backed by General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's army that overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on July 3. According to analysts, the new post is likely to further increase the military's influence over political decisions.

The cabinet swearing-in comes in the wake of deadly clashes in the centre of Cairo the night before in which seven Morsi supporters were killed after thousands of them tried to march through the main thoroughfare.

The cabinet sworn in is far more diverse than Morsi's government, with posts going to Christians and women.

The Muslim Brotherhood has refused to recognise the interim government and is demanding the reinstatement of Morsi who is being held by the army at an undisclosed location.

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