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Meet Hisham Qandil's new Egypt cabinet
Ahram Online publishes the full list of Egypt's first government under President Mohamed Morsi
Ahram Online, Thursday 2 Aug 2012
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Egypt's new cabinet (Photo: Al-Ahram)

This list below is in alphabetical order according to the ministry. 

1. Minister of Agriculture and Land Cultivation: Salah Abdel-Mo'men, head of the Agricultural Research Centre

2. Minister of Antiquities: Mohamed Ibrahim – retaining seat from Ganzouri's cabinet;  worked for Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities at the Saqqara and Giza Necropolis archaeological sites; former professor of archaeology at Ain Shams University

3. Minister of Communication: engineer Hani Mahmoud; head of the Information and Decisions Support Centre of the cabinet

4. Minister of Civil Aviation: Samir Imbabi, former adviser to the minister of civil aviation. 

5. Minister of Culture: Saber Arab – served as minister of culture for a couple of months in Ganzouri's cabinet; former Chairman of the National Library and Archives of Egypt

6. Minister of Defence: Hussein Tantawi – head of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF). He has served as defence minister since 1991, under seven different governments

7. Minister of Drinking Water and Sewage: Abdel-Qawi Khalifa – governor of Cairo since April 2011; previously CEO of the Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation before

8. Minister of Education: Ibrahim Ahmed Ghonim – vice-president of Suez Canal University

9. Minister of Electricity and Energy: Mahmoud Balbaa – head of the Egyptian Electric Holding Company

10. Minister of Environment: Khaled Abdel Aziz – aassistant professor in the National Institute of Planning in The Economic Forecast Center 2004-2011; now an advisor to the Center

11. Minister of Finance: Momtaz El-Saeed – deputy finance minister in Essam Sharaf government; spent career working on state budgets; retaining seat from Ganzouri's cabinet

12. Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mohammed Kamel Amr, retaining seat from Ganzouri's Cabinet

13. Minister of Health: Mohamed Hamed Mostafa – professor of medicine at Cairo University

14. Minister Higher Education: Mostafa Mosaad – engineering professor; was responsible for the educational policy of Morsi's presidential campaign

15. Minister of Housing: Tarek Wafiq – engineer; head of the housing committee within the Freedom and Justice Party

16. Minister of Information: Salah Abdel Maqsood – journalist; prominent Muslim Brotherhood figure, and longstanding member of the board of the Journalists' Syndicate

17. Minister of Interior: General Ahmed Gamal El-Din – assistant of former interior minister; director of the Public Security Authority

18. Minister of Insurance and Social Affairs: Nagwa Khalil – retaining seat from Ganzouri's cabinet; previously held position at the National Centre for Social and Criminological Research; was member of the fact-finding committee that was mandated with investigating the violent events that occurred during the January uprising

19. Minister of Investment: Osama Saleh – chairman of Egypt's General Authority for Free Zones and Investment (GAFI)

20. Minister of Justice: Judge Ahmed Mekky – prominent reformist judge; former vice-president of Egypt's Court of Appeal

21. Minister of Local Development: Ahmed Zaki Abdeen – governor of Kafr Al-Sheikh; governor of Beni Suef in 2006; worked as engineer officer in Egypt's Armed Forces

22. Minister of Manpower: Khaled El-Azhary – leading member of the Brotherhood's FJP; MP of the now dissolved parliament; active trade unionist appointed to the board of Egypt's Trade Unions Federation after the fall of Mubarak

23. Minister of Military Production: Aly Sabry – held this post Essam Sharaf and Kamal El-Ganzouri's cabinets.

24. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs: Mohamed Mahsoub – board member of the centrist Al-Wasat Party; member of the Constituent Assembly

25. Minister of Petroleum: Osama Kamal – chairman of the Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company which belongs to petroleum ministry

26. Minister of Planning and International Cooperation: Ashraf El-Araby – former head of the technical office of minister of planning under long-serving Faiza Abul Naga

27. Minister of Religious Endowments - Awqaf: Osama El-Abd – vice chancellor of Al-Azhar University

28. Minister of Scientific Research: Nadia Zakhary – retaining seat from Ganzouri's cabinet; professor of biochemistry and tumour biology at Egypt’s National Cancer Institute

29. Minister of Sports: El Amry Farouk – businessman; member of the famous Ahly Club board.  NDP  cadidate for 2010 parliamentary elections.   

30. Minister of Supply and Social Affairs: Mohamed Abou-Zeid – vice president of state-owned Food Industries Holding company

31. Minister of Tourism: Hisham Zaezou – served as minister of tourism in the 1990s; senior assistant to tourism minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour in Essam Sharaf's government; head of the Egyptian Tourism Federation 2004-2007.

32. Minister of Trade and Industry: Hatem Saleh – CEO of Gozour food industry group, a subsidiary of Citadel Capital; deputy head of El-Hadara Party formed after the January 25 revolution by a number of reformist leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood leading members

33. Minister of Transport: Mohamed Rashad – engineering professor at Cairo University

34. Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation: Mohamed Bahaa El-Din Saad – former head of the irrigation authority; assigned in 2007 as the general coordinator of the national plan for water resources and irrigation project

35. Minister of Youth: Osama Yassin – member of FJP executive office; member of the now dissolved parliament





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YLK
05-08-2012 02:04am
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I don't care what their religious or political backgrunds are, I just hope that they are honest and love this country enough to do what is best for us all. We should all work hard to get Egypt back on track. Start with yourself and others will follow. For a start , let us stop throwing trash in the streets ..... How hard is it to keep a plastic bag in your car and use it for trash. Think about it, do it and teach your children to do it too. This is the only way to move ahead.
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MS
03-08-2012 12:27pm
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Just moslem brotherhood members?????
It is unblievable. The new cabinet contains just Moslems (Brotherhood)???. Where are the christians as promised eatlier. This is not the way it should be for a successful administration that present all relegions in the country and have place for minorities.
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zizo
03-08-2012 07:58am
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the rule
THE RULE IS NO RULE.........IN CHOOSING THE CABINET,,,,,,BUT WE ALL HOPE CONTINUING HARD WORK JOB OF GANZUIRI GROUP......IN SHA2 ALLAH
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Said Saad
03-08-2012 06:42am
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Any christians ministers in this government?
I hope there's !!
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sawsan mostafa ali
03-08-2012 04:43am
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Is it by accident or meant?
Most of them are either Ekhwan or Ekhwan supporters. But is it meant that the following ministers are from Ekhwan: Information- Education - Higher Education - Justice - Youth - Manpower- Housing - Industry and Trade. What is going on? Why Education , Higher Education, Youth , Information, Manpower and Justice ? I will leave the answer to the readers.
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sawsan mostafa ali
03-08-2012 04:43am
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Is it by accident or meant?
Most of them are either Ekhwan or Ekhwan supporters. But is it meant that the following ministers are from Ekhwan: Information- Education - Higher Education - Justice - Youth - Manpower- Housing - Industry and Trade. What is going on? Why Education , Higher Education, Youth , Information, Manpower and Justice ? I will leave the answer to the readers.
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Akhtar Qassimyar
03-08-2012 03:11am
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New cabinet
I hope the new government of Egypt succed in helping the Egyptian people and prove to the world that the present government is 200 times better than the previuose suppressive regim of Mobarak which had been supported for three decades by the US and its European colonial allies at the expense of Egyption people and national interest. I wish you all the best. Thank you. Dr. Qasimyar
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Karim
03-08-2012 12:42pm
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Are you kidding?
Yes it will proove that brothers are the other side of the same coin. Who like not the brothers was doing deals w Sadat and Mubarak?
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Snake
02-08-2012 11:03pm
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Civil Aviation Minister
The big surprise is that Ahmed Shafiq is the Civil Aviation Minister in thew new cabinet!!! well, not really, i just made that up!!!
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Egyptian Pilot
02-08-2012 08:01pm
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aviation??
When will they announce the Minister of Civil Aviation?
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Muhammad Nazrul islam
02-08-2012 07:14pm
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Intizaar
Where is Mr.Essam Al-Arayaan, I was looking to see him as a famous Minister ?
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