Military hands over some powers to PM


The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) yesterday issued a decree handing presidential powers to Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri but they have kept control of military affairs and the judiciary. The full list of the new government has now been published and is as follows:

Kamal al-Ganzouri Prime Minister
Mohammad Reda Ismail Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
Mohammed Abdel Fadil al-Qawsi Minister of Religious Affairs (Awqaf)
Hussein Masoud Minister of Civil Aviation
Mohamed Salem Minister of Communication and Information Technology
Shakir Abdul-Hamid Minister of Culture
Gamal al-Arabi Minister of Education
Hassan Younis Minister of Electricity and Energy
Mumtaz al-Said Minister of Finance
Mohamed Kamel Amr Minister of Foreign Affairs
Fouad Nawawy Minister of Health and population
Mustafa Musa Minister of Higher Education
Fathi el-Baradei Minister of Housing Utilities and Urban Communities
Mohammad Ibrahim Minister of Interior
Fayza Aboul Naga Minister of International Cooperation and Planning
Hisham Qandil Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources
Ashraf el-Sharkawy Minister of Investment
Adel Abdel Hamid Minister of Justice
Fathi Fekri Minister of Manpower and Immigration
Mohammed Ghorab Minister of Petroleum and Metallurgical Wealth
Nadia Zachary Minister of Scientific Research
Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour Minister of Tourism
Galal el-Sayyed Minister of Transport
Mustafa Hussein Kamel Minister of State for Environmental Affairs
Mohammed Atiya Minister of State for Local Development
Ali Sabri Minister of State for Military Production
Ahmed Anis Minister of Information
Gouda Abdel-Khalek Minister of Supply and Internal Trade
Najwa Khalil Minister of Insurance and Social Affairs
Saad Mustafa Ali Minister of Antiquities

Meanwhile, the first round of voting in the general election has been concluded with the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party claiming that they have won 34 of the 56 individual constituency seats. The hard-line Salafi party al-Nour are expected to have won five of the individual seats.

There are still two rounds of voting to come and final results for the elections will not be known until mid January.

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