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Exclusive: Details of Cabinet Reshuffle in Egypt 


Sun 06 Oct 2019 | 11:57 PM
Nawal Sayed

As part of a potential cabinet reshuffle in Egypt, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly will remain in office on top of the cabinet, according to official sources. 

The well-informed sourced told SEE that Madbouly has been holding consultations with a number of nominees for a potential cabinet reshuffle.

“The cabinet reshuffle will take place within days,” the sources revealed. 

The officials noted that financial and economic portfolios are included in the soon-to-occur reshuffle in Egypt. 

Large-Scale Cabinet Reshuffle in Egypt

“The reshuffle takes in consideration improving performance of citizens’ services and economic reforms,” added the sources in exclusive remarks to SEE. 

They also expected that incumbent ministers of defense, interior, education, planning, investment, tourism and antiquities will remain in office. 

Accordingly, the sources anticipated changes to ministries of supply, health and housing, higher education, local development, religious endowments, justice, electricity, irrigation and social solidarity. 

Moreover, Egypt is expected to witness a large-scale governors’ reshuffle. 

“Almost a half of the current governors will be changed,” the sources disclosed. 

In January, 2018, the parliament approved a cabinet reshuffle including four new ministers, two months ahead of the presidential election. 

Abu Bakr al-Gandi was appointed as minister for local development and Khaled Badawy was chosen as pubic enterprise minister. 

The reshuffle included two women ministers Rania al-Mashat as tourism minister and Enas Abdel Dayem for culture. 

Mostafa Madbouly was appointed by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to succeed Sherif Ismail following his government's resignation in the wake of Sisi's re-election. 

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