CAIRO: Ten new ministers and the first deputy prime minister in years were sworn in on Tuesday in the first cabinet reshuffle since a military council took power, state television announced.
The new ministers were sworn in before Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, the head of a military council which has ruled Egypt since president Hosni Mubarak was ousted on Feb.11 following more than two weeks of mass protests.
Professor of constitutional law Yehia El-Gamal was sworn in as deputy prime minister; Amr Ezzat Salama as Minister of Scientific Research and Technology; Ahmed Gamal Eddin Moussa as Minister of Education and Higher Education; Maged Ibrahim Othman as Minister of Communication Information Technology; Ashraf Mahmoud Ibrahim Hatem as Minister of Health and Population; Mahmoud Abdel-Latif Mahmoud Amer as Minister of Petroleum; Gouda Abdel-Khaleq as Minister of Social Solidarity; Samir Youssef El-Sayyad as Minister of Trade and Industry; Ismail Ibrahim Fahmy as Minister of Manpower and Immigration; Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour as Minister of Tourism and Mohamed Abdel-Moniem El-Sawy as Minister of Culture.
Key portfolios of defence interior, foreign, finance and justice were unchanged in the reshuffle. – Agencies