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Egypt's new ministers of transport, justice sworn in

Ministers of transport and justice sworn into office by Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour

Ahram Online, Monday 22 Jul 2013
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Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi confirmed on Monday Ibrahim El-Dmeeri as the new transport minister, and Adel Abdel-Hameed as the new justice minister.

El-Dmeeri ran the transport ministry from 1999 until he resigned in 2002 after an infamous train fire that killed at least 361 passengers. 

He is currently dean of the faculty of postgraduate studies and scientific research at the German University in Cairo. 

Abdel-Hameed, a judge, was appointed justice minister in December 2011 by then prime minister Kamal El-Ganzouri.

He was replaced by Judge Ahmed Mekki in the cabinet formed by Hisham Qandil in August 2012. He also served as head of the Cassation Court and the Supreme Judicial Council in 2009 until he reached retirement age in 2010.

The interim cabinet, mainly consisting of liberals and technocrats, was sworn in on 17 July. It was, however, missing the ministers of justice, transport and administrative development.

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