Egypt's new cabinet sworn in

Ahram Online, Tuesday 17 Jun 2014

This is Egypt's third cabinet since Morsi's ouster nearly a year ago and the first under new president El-Sisi

New Cabinet sworn in (Photo: Al Ahram)

The first cabinet under Egypt's new President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was sworn in on Tuesday morning, headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab.

The new government -- the third since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July of last year -- retains 21 existing ministers, one of whom will hold a new portfolio, and introduces 13 new ones.

Headed by the president and the premier, the cabinet held its first meeting immediately after taking oath.

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