List of governors appointed by Interim President Adly Mansour


Interim President Adly Mansour has appointed a new set of Governors for the Egyptian governorates. Critics say that more than half are retired generals, a practice used by deposed President Hosni Mubarak with security in mind. Supporters say that strong leadership will lead to a strong security situation which will enable elections to take place in about nine months’ time.

Former President Mohamed Mursi had been criticised for appointing too many Muslim Brotherhood supporters as Governors in his reshuffle just before he too was deposed earlier this year.

The full list of the new governors is as follows:

Alexandria: Tarek al-Mahdy

Assiut: Ibrahim Hammad

Aswan: Yousry al-Sayyed Atallah

Beheira: Mostafa Kamal Abdel Basset

Beni Suef: Mohamed al-Betity

Cairo: Galal al-Saeed

Damietta: Mohamed Mansour

Daqahlia: Omar a-Shawadfy

Fayoum: Hazem Attiyat Allah

Gharbiya: Mohamed Naeem

Giza: Ali Abdel Rahman

Ismailia: Ahmed al-Qassas

Kafr al-Sheikh: Mohamed Agwa

Luxor: Tarek Saad al-Din.

Matrouh: Badr Tantawy Badr Ghandour

Minya: Salah Eddin Ziyada

New Valley: Mahmoud Khalifa

North Sinai: Abdel Salam Harhour

Port Said: Samah Qandil

Qalyubiya: Mohamed Abdel Zaher

Qena: Abdel Hamid al-Haggan

Sharqiya: Saeed Etman

Sohag: Mahmoud Ateeq

South Sinai: Khaled Fouda

Suez: Al-Araby Ahmed Youssef.

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