Egypt's new regional governors: A who's who

Ahram Online, Tuesday 4 Sep 2012

President Morsi appoints new governors in ten out of 27 governorates, including Egypt's strategic North Sinai

Morsi appoints ten new governors
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi speaks to reporters during a joint news conference, July 13, 2012 (Photo: AP)

The list of new governors is as follows:

Governor of Cairo: Osama Kamal, former head of Banha University and deputy head of the engineers syndicate

Governor of North Sinai: Maj. Gen. Sayed Abdel-Fatah Harhour, former military police general

Governor of Kafr El-Sheikh: Saad El-Husseini, leading Muslim Brotherhood  figure and former MP

Governor of Alexandria: Mohamed Atta Abbass, former deputy of the State Council

Governor of Minya: Yahia Eissa Farghaly, prominent Muslim Brotherhood figure in Minya and former professor at Minya University.

Governor of Assiut: Yehia Keshk, Muslim Brotherhood leader in Assiut, and professor of medicine at Assiut University.

Governor of Sohag: Yehia Hassanein Mekheimar, dean of the faculty of engineering at Sohag University.

Governor of Menoufiya: Mohamed Ali Beshr, member of the Guidance Bureau of the Muslim Brotherhood and professor in Menoufiya University.

Governor of Suez: Samir Aglan, former police general

Governor of the Red Sea: Maj. Gen. Mohamed Kamel, former general in the military's engineering division.

There are 27 governorates in total in Egypt.

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