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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Ismail to unveil new cabinet on Thursday, at least one economic minister said to be exiting –Sources

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail will present his new cabinet lineup to the House of Representatives on Thursday, parliamentary sources told Yahduth Fi Masr’s Sherif Amer. The incoming ministers are expected to take oath early next week. Al Masry Al Youm had quoted Ismail yesterday as having told House Speaker Ali Abdel Aal that the shuffle will include 9-11 ministers. Sources tell the newspaper that 10 ministers — including one member of the cabinet economic group — will exit in the shuffle. No sovereign ministry will be affected. Previous reports had suggested the ministers of investment, interior and foreign affairs could be leaving. (Sovereign ministries, by tradition, include the “senior” portfolios of defence, interior and foreign affairs. The ministries of justice and finance are occasionally included on the list by some analysts.)

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