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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Columnists suggest there was opposition to Dalia Khorshid within the government behind the scenes

Were there people within government trying to sabotage ex-investment minister Dalia Khorshid? Columnist Seliman Gouda suggests so in a piece penned for Al Masry Al Youm in which he praises Khorshid for fending off “those who had been trying to push her out of the ministry” during her 11-month tenure. Gouda says that Khorshid wasn’t able to translate her private sector expertise into public work “due to elements outside of her control.” Gouda is not the only one who thinks so, it would seem. Writing for Al Borsa, Hussein Abd Rabo warns now-Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr to prepare for a tough battle ahead, as there are “people with interests” who have made a job out of creating difficulties for Khorshid, and Ashraf Salman before her, to prevent the Investment Act from seeing the light of day.

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