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Ines Abdel-Dayem withdraws acceptance from culture minister post

Former culture minister Saber El-Arab will be reinstated in Abdel-Dayem's place; no reason for withdrawal given

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Jul 2013
Ines Abdel-Dayem Cairo Opera House
Ines Abdel-Dayem (Photo: Sherif Sonbol)
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Former Opera House head Ines Abdel-Dayem has withdrawn her acceptance of the culture minister post, according to sources at the Cairo Opera House.

Abdel-Dayem was offered the position in Hazem El-Beblawi's transitional cabinet on Saturday 14 July, which she initially accepted.

The reasons for her withdrawal are not yet clear.

According to Al-Ahram’s Arabic language website, former culture minister Saber El-Arab will be reinstated in the ministerial post.

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21-07-2013 09:52am
Thank God
I am very happy that there won't be an opera house manager (or any other title in the opera) heading the culture ministry. Someone with a degree/experience in sociology or something related would do Egypt more good. I do admit, it is a rather unimportant post anyway...
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