Egypt’s Prime Minister announced his Cabinet
By Rizwan Khatik - Thu Dec 08, 4:59 pm
Egypt: Egypt’s Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzuri announced his administration Wednesday, two weeks after the previous cabinet which resigned in November. At least half the ministers were unchanged in the new cabinet.
New members of the cabinet included Interior Minister Mohamed Youssef, Information Minister Ahmed Anis, Minister of Justice Abdel Abdel-Hamid Abullah, Finance Minister Momtaz el-Saeida and state ministers for antiquities, scientific research and environment.
The change of interior and information ministers had been a key demand of recent protests. The new interior minister was a former security chief of Giza governorate. The new information minister was chairman of the Egyptian satellite company NileSat.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) announced it had granted Ganzuri “presidential powers,” giving him greater control to run the country but no oversight of the armed forces or judiciary.