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Monday, February 21, 2011

Egypt to Name Interim Cabinet

Egypt is said to be about to name an interim Cabinet containing a number of opposition figures as a transitional body until elections. As leaked so far it would continue to be headed by Ahmad Shafiq, though many supporters of the revolution oppose him. The current Foreign and Justice Ministers weould also be retained. Interestingly, the Information Ministry would be abolished, giving credence to promises of a genuinely free press. Several ministers are from existing opposition parties and there are several Copts.

Still, there is pressure to replace Shafiq. The story is just beginning.

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