Egypt's prime minister-designate has named a caretaker Cabinet to help lead the country through reforms and toward free elections after the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.
The changes include new faces in the key ministries of foreign affairs, interior and justice.
Prime Minister Essam Sharaf held talks Sunday with the 23 nominees. The new Cabinet has to approved by the Supreme Armed Forces Council, which has been in charge of ruling Egypt since Mubarak's fall on Feb. 11.
The nominations include a new chief diplomat, to replace Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, in office since 2004. Nabil Elaraby, the new minister, was Egypt's U.N. representative in the 1990s and an international arbitration judge. He was critical of the crackdown on the 18-day uprising.