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Egypt's Sisi meets with PM Ismail to finalise cabinet reshuffle

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Tuesday ,22 March 2016

Egypt's Sisi meets with PM Ismail to finalise cabinet reshuffle

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Monday to finalise the latest cabinet reshuffle.

According to media reports, the reshuffle will be announced "within hours".
 
Informed sources told Al-Ahram Arabic news website that Ismail has been meeting with potential candidates for ministerial positions throughout the past weeks.
 
The upcoming reshuffle is expected to include the ministers of finance, investment, irrigation, tourism, civil aviation, education, health, justice, and religious endowments, according to the sources.
 
The cabinet will present its programme to the Egyptian parliament on 27 March as, according to the constitution, reshuffles should be approved by parliament after that date.
 
Under Egypt's 2014 constitution, the parliament is required to endorse the current cabinet's agenda.
 
If the programme does not win the chamber's trust, the party or the coalition with the largest parliamentary bloc must name a new prime minister.