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Vol 54 No 11

Published 24th May 2013


Egypt

Brotherly love

Amidst economic woes, the MB increases its presence in cabinet

The second cabinet reshuffle since President Mohamed Mursi appointed Hisham Kandil Prime Minister last August further bolsters the position of the Muslim Brotherhood at the core of government. The MB component had already increased in January and with the appointment of nine new ministers on 7 May, about one-third of the cabinet is made up of members of the MB or its affiliated Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) or politicians known to be close to it.

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