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Egypt PM El-Ganzouri to return to Cabinet HQ

Prime minister to relocate office to Cabinet HQ on Tuesday after months of demos and sit-ins on Qasr Al-Aini Street

Ahram Online , Monday 30 Jan 2012
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Egyptian Prime Minister Kamel El-Ganzouri will relocate his office on Tuesday to Cabinet headquarters on Cairo's Qasr Al-Aini Street for the first time since his appointment to the premiership late last November.

Up until this point, the PM has worked out of the Egyptian Investment Authority headquarters in Cairo's Nasser City district. He has been unable to begin work at Cabinet headquarters due to ongoing demonstrations and sit-ins staged by anti-government activists and families of slain protesters on Qasr Al-Aini Street.

One such sit-in was violently dispersed in mid-December by military police and army personnel, resulting in the death of 17 protesters and hundreds of injuries.

Following the clashes, the newly-appointed prime minister relocated his office to the Ministry of Planning in Nasser City, then to the nearby Investment Authority.

El-Ganzouri is expected to address Egypt's newly-elected parliament on Tuesday before heading to Cabinet headquarters, which is located across the street from the parliament building on Qasr Al-Aini Street.

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