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Vol 55 No 5

Published 7th March 2014


Egypt

Surprise shake-up

The late February reshuffle came as a surprise because the quest for ministers will begin again after the presidential and parliamentary elections, due in the coming months. Some saw the replacement of Hazem el Beblawi as Prime Minister by Ibrahim Mehleb as an attempt by Defence Minister Field Marshal Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi to spruce up the government before formally announcing his presidential candidacy.

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