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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Egypt Reshuffles Cabinet; Still Solidly Pro-Brotherhood

Egypt's long-anticipated Cabinet reshuffle has brought in nine new ministers, but anyone hoping for  national unity government will be disappointed. It's as solidly Muslim Brotherhood/Freedom and Justice Party as its predecessor.

All the ministers responsible for the economy and petroleum were replaced, in the midst of the negotiations with the IMF; the new Justice Minister is a supporter of the beleaguered Prosecutor General. Ahram Online reports on the reshuffle here, and profiles the new ministers here.

Ultimately, I fear the makeup of the Egyptian Cabinet is as faceless and irrelevant as in the Mubarak years.

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