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Egypt's new governors to be announced next week

The prime minister's office states that Egypt's new governors will be announced early next week

Ahram Online, Monday 25 Jul 2011

Mohamed El-Saman, the media advisor of prime minister Essam Sharaf announced that the new governors will be announced at the top of next week before Ramdan. He also added that the quota system in choosing governors will be cancelled. According to the quota system, if three governors in certain governorates are from the Egyptian army, the police, the ministry of justice or universities, they must be replaced from the same institutions.

Ambassador Mohamed Hegazy, the cabinet’s spokesperson, added that PM Sharaf has started his negotiations and meetings with minister Mohamed Atia of local development regarding the new governors.

According to Al Ahram portal, the shuffle will include eight to ten new governors, chosen on their ability to achieve the goals of the revolution and to serve the public with integrity and a sound reputation.

The last governors shuffle generated a lot of anger in certain governorates, namely Qena and Alexandria. In his speech PM Sharaf announced that the new governors will be announced by 30 July.  

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