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Thursday, 28 November 2019

El Sisi swears in 12 new governors, shuffles four ahead of impending cabinet shuffle

El Sisi swears in 12 new governors, shuffles four ahead of impending cabinet shuffle: A total of 16 governors were officially sworn in yesterday in what pundits expect was the first move of a shakeup that will extend to a cabinet shuffle. Notably, the governors of Cairo and Giza remain in office.

What changed? President Abdel Fattah El Sisi appointed new governors or reassigned incumbents in Alexandria, Qalyubia, Kafr El Sheikh, Assiut, Fayoum, Gharbia, Sohag, Qena, Matrouh, Ismailia, Aswan, the Red Sea, Menoufia, Beni Suef, Minya, and Dakahlia, according to an Ittihadiya statement. Of the 16 appointees, 11 have a background in the state security apparatus or the army, according to Ahram Online. The new lineup also includes 23 deputy governors, seven of whom are women and most of whom qualify as “young,” Al Masry Al Youm notes.

Job creation and improving health and education are top priorities, El Sisi told the new and reassigned governors in a meeting that followed their swearing-in, Ittihadiya said.

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