Egypt's president swears in new government with key changes

2018-06-14 18:48
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ( File, AFP)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ( File, AFP)

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Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has sworn in a new government, two weeks after being re-elected in a vote in which he faced no serious challengers.

Members of the new government, headed by former Housing Minister Moustafa Madbouly, took the oath of office before al-Sisi on Tuesday in the presidential palace in Cairo.

Al-Sisi made key changes in the new government, including new Defence Minister Mohamed Ahmed Zaki to replace Sedki Sobhi.

Mahmoud Tawfik has succeeded Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar as the Interior Minister.

Al-Sisi appointed Madbouly to form a new government after former premier Sherif Ismail submitted his government's resignation in keeping with political tradition that the government should resign at the start of a new presidential term.

Al-Sisi was sworn in earlier this month for a second, four-year term in office.

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