CAIRO - Egyptian President Mohamed MOrsi announced names of 90 new members he appointed to the upper house of parliament, state media reported, and a presidential official said the list was mainly liberals and other non-Islamists.
Two thirds of the 270-member upper house were elected in a vote early this year, with one third appointed by the president. MOrsi, elected in June, had not named them till now. MOrsi's Islamist party and its allies dominate the assembly.
A presidential official, ahead of the formal announcement, said 75 percent of those selected were not Islamists, and included liberals and Christians, a minority who make up about 10 percent of the population.
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