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Vol 38 No 16

Published 1st August 1997


Egypt

Changing gear slowly

President Mubarak's cautious reshuffle disappoints reformers and foreign investors

Prime Minister Kamal el Ganzouri has acquired more real power than any previous occupant of what has been a largely ceremonial post. By centring power on the Premier's office, President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak has shown that he may well not appoint a vice-president, the post which he held under President Anwar el Sadat until Sadat's assassination in 1981. Since the June 1995 assassination attempt on Mubarak, much attention has focused on this potential power vacuum.

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