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Proposal on ministerial reshuffle to go to parliament by end of month: Egypt PM

Ahram Online , Thursday 19 Jan 2017
Sherif Ismail
A file photo of PM Sherif Ismail (Photo:AP)
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Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced on Thursday that the cabinet is preparing to submit to parliament a proposal for a ministerial reshuffle by the end of the month, Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Ismail said that the exact number of ministers who will be replaced has not been determined, and that the “new ministers will be chosen based on expertise.”

Ismail added that there will no changes in regional governors for now.

The prime minister said that no new ministries will be created out of the reshuffle, but some existing ones could be merged.

Earlier this week, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi confirmed reports that a ministerial reshuffle would soon take place.

The last ministerial reshuffle to take place under Ismail was in March 2016, with 10 ministers replaced.

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