Egypt gets new Premier

Weekend Herald - - World -

Egypt’s Pres­i­dent Ab­del-fa­tah al-Sisi yes­ter­day ap­pointed a new Prime Min­is­ter, pick­ing his Hous­ing Min­is­ter Mustafa Mad­bouly to form a Gov­ern­ment. The ap­point­ment came three days af­ter the out­go­ing Premier, Sherif Is­mail, sub­mit­ted his Gov­ern­ment’s res­ig­na­tion, in keep­ing with po­lit­i­cal tra­di­tion at the start of a new pres­i­den­tial term. Sisi was sworn in on Sun­day for a sec­ond, four-year term in of­fice, af­ter be­ing re-elected in a vote in which he faced no se­ri­ous chal­lengers. Sisi and Is­mail are known to en­joy a close work­ing re­la­tion­ship. Is­mail sought med­i­cal treat­ment in Ger­many late last year. He re­turned home a month later show­ing con­sid­er­able weight loss, some of which he has since re­gained.

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