Egypt new cabinet members sworn into office, after the Mubarak regime

By on Mar 8, 2011 in Africa, Current Events, International, Politics Comments

New cabinet ministers of Egypt reportedly sworn into office in a simple ceremony in Cairo, on Sunday, barely three weeks after Hosni Mubarak resigned as Egyptian president.

According to international news sites on Monday, the new Egyptian ministers took oath in front of Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the leader of the military body which now rules the country, and was shown in state TV.

The new Egyptian cabinet officials were Nabil Elarabi as Foreign Minister, Maj Gen Mansour el-Essawy as Interior Minister, Mohammed al-Jundi as Justice Minister, and Abdullah Ghorab as the Oil Minister.

Last week, Essam Sharaf was named as the new prime minister, after protesters demanded to replace Ahmed Shafiq since he was appointed by Mubarak, and an alleged close ally of the ousted president.

Meanwhile, political analysts were said to have believed that Egyptians are likely to accept the newly appointed ministers since none of them were considered to be close to Mubarak.

Apparently, an election is being expected to push through within six months, as referendum to change the country’s constitution is being proposed, which may take place this coming March 19, 2011.



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