Egypt’s pres­i­dent swears in new gov­ern­ment with key changes


Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Egypt’s pres­i­dent Ab­del-Fat­tah el-Sissi has sworn in a new gov­ern­ment, two weeks af­ter be­ing re-elected in a vote in which he faced no se­ri­ous chal­lengers. Mem­bers of the new gov­ern­ment, headed by for­mer Hous­ing Min­is­ter Moustafa Mad­bouly, took the oath of of­fice be­fore el-Sissi on Tuesday in the pres­i­den­tial palace in Cairo. El-Sissi made key changes in the new gov­ern­ment, in­clud­ing new De­fense Min­is­ter Mo­hamed Ahmed Zaki to re­place Sedki Sobhi. Mah­moud Taw­fik has suc­ceeded Magdy Ab­del-Ghaf­far as the In­te­rior Min­is­ter. El-Sissi ap­pointed Mad­bouly to form a new gov­ern­ment af­ter for­mer premier Sherif Is­mail sub­mit­ted his gov­ern­ment’s res­ig­na­tion in keep­ing with po­lit­i­cal tra­di­tion that the gov­ern­ment should re­sign at the start of a new pres­i­den­tial term. El-Sissi was sworn in ear­lier this month for a sec­ond, four-year term in of­fice.

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