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Vol 57 No 7

Published 1st April 2016


Egypt

Old problems for Sisi’s new faces

There are ten new ministers in the cabinet but they face the same persistent difficulties as their predecessors

The government feels it needs to show a new face when it presents its programme – as required by the new constitution – to parliament on 27 March. President Abdel Fattah el Sisi requested Prime Minister Sherif Ismail– replace ten members of the cabinet on 23 March. Prominent among the heads on the chopping-block was that of Finance Minister Hany Qadri Dimian, which makes his successor, Amr El Garhy, the former managing director of investment firm Citadel Capital, the eleventh man to hold the job in five years.

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