Military rulers announce major cabinet shake-up swearing in new ministers
|Tuesday, February 22,2011 22:19|
Egyptian state television on Tuesday showed several new ministers being sworn in the country's first cabinet reshuffle since a military council took power.
Egypt's Council of Ministers officially announced its final selections for the ministerial portfolios.
In turn the military announced it would remain in power for six months or if necessary until elections, however opposition and protesters have dismissed the new designations and any new prospects of military rule.
According to reports the protesters want all their demands, including transition of power from the military to a civilian, democratic government, met. Furthermore they have called for the release of political prisoners, the lifting of a 30-year-old state of emergency and the disbandment of military court.
The reshuffle included the following officials’ appointments:
Yehia al-Gamal as Deputy PM
Ashraf Hatem as Health Minister
Amr Ezzat Salama as Scientific Research Minister
Ahmed Gamal Eddin Mousa as Education Minister
Mahmoud Latif as Petroleum Minister
Munir Fakhry Abdel Nour as Tourism minister
Gouda Abdel Khaleq as Social Solidarity Minister
Ismail Fahmy as Manpower Minister
Maged Othman as Communications Minister
Safwat al-Nahas as Human Development Minister
Georgette Qilliny as Immigration Minister
Samir Sayad as Higher Education Minister.
Samiha Fawzy as Industry Minister
Ahmed Abul Gheit as Foreign Minister
Mamdouh Marei as Justice Minister
Mahmoud Wagdy as Interior Minister.