PM sets Egyptian cabinet; will review appointments with President Morsi

Ahram Online, Monday 30 Jul 2012

After meeting with several candidates for Egyptian ministerial positions, Prime Minister Qandil presents his proposed appointments to President Morsi

Morsi and Qandil
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi (R) meets with Egypt's new Prime Minster Hisham Qandil at the presidential palace in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's newly-appointed Prime Minister Hisham Qandil presents his candidates for the new cabinet to President Mohamed Morsi on Monday.

Qandil met with a number of candidates in the temporary Cabinet premises at the investments authority headquarters in Cairo. Shrouded in complete secrecy, the Prime Minister then went to the presidential palace.

In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, PM Qandil stated that a new cabinet would be finalised on Friday and officially announced on Saturday. The prime minister's office, however, still needed more time for consultations and postponed the announcement of the cabinet to Thursday.

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