Cairo, 27 Jumadil Akhir 1434/7 May 2013 (MINA) – A cabinet reshuffle was announced on Tuesday morning (7/5) which included nine ministries, two of which were given to prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures.

Key ministers involved in Egypt’s ongoing loan negotiations with the International Monetary Fund were replaced, including all economy ministers and the minister of petroleum, Ahram and Mena reported as monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).

Egyptian cabinet spokesperson Alaa El-Hadidy announced on Tuesday (7/5) the nine new ministers as follows:

Judge Mohamed Ahmed Soliman was appointed Minister of Justice to replace Ahmed Mekki who resigned on 21 April.

Judge Hatem Abdallah Bagato was named Minister of Parliamentary Affairs to replace Omar Salem.

Sherif Hassan Ramadan Hadarra was appointed Minister of Petroleum to replace Osama Kamal.

Ahmed Eissa was appointed Minister of Antiquities to replace Mohamed Saied.

Ahmed Mahmoud Ali El-Gizawi was appointed Minister of Agriculture to replace Salah Abdel-Moemen.

Fayad Abdel-Moneim Hassanein Ibrahim was appointed Minister of Finance to replace El-Morsi El-Sayed Hegazi.

Ahmed Mohamed Amr Darrag was appointed Minister of Planning and International Cooperation to replace Ashraf El-Arabi.

Alaa Abdel-Aziz El-Sayed Abdel-Fattah was appointed Minister of Culture to replace Mohamed Arab.

Yehia Hamed Abdel-Samie Hamed was appointed Minister of Investment to replace Osama Saleh.

This is the second cabinet reshuffle since Morsi appointed Hisham Qandil as prime minister in August of last year. In January, a cabinet reshuffle was much-criticised by opposition figures who accused the president and his prime minister of “Brotherhoodising” the government, after a number of prominent Brotherhood figures were given ministries.(T/P03/P04)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)



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