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The Brotherhood’s democratic failures

Congratulations everyone, the Muslim Brotherhood is back, this time bigger and better, reaching further and deeper into everything. This absurd statement is unfortunately the overall meaning of the chain of events starting with the Cabinet reshuffle and ending last night with the arrest of Ahmad Maher. First of all, the issue is not one of …

Ziad A. Akl

New ministers take oath after changes in nominated names

By Samer Al-Atrush /AFP CAIRO: New ministers in a sweeping reshuffle of Egypt’s cabinet took their oaths before the military ruler on Thursday, as the prime minister sought to appease protesters over the pace of reform. “The new ministers in the government of (Prime Minister) Essam Sharaf took their oaths… in front of the commander of …

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Cabinet to be sworn in after delays

By Samer Al-Atrush /AFP CAIRO: The new cabinet, aimed at mollifying protesters demanding quick reforms, was expected to be sworn on Thursday, three days behind schedule, after intense wrangling left the premier in hospital. “Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has completed discussions to form the new cabinet and it will be sworn in today (Thursday) in front …

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Gov’t run by sacked ministers ‘politically unusual,’ says analyst

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: An analyst on Wednesday described the temporary handling of the caretaker government by sacked ministers as “a politically unusual situation,” as the swearing-in of 14 ministers-designate was delayed till Thursday. The swearing in ceremony of the new Cabinet before the head of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) …

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PM taken to hospital, new cabinet delayed

By Sami Aboudi and Yasmine Saleh /Reuters CAIRO: Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf was taken to hospital because of blood pressure problems on Monday, and the swearing in of a much-changed cabinet was delayed. Sharaf, 59, underwent medical tests in Dar Al-Fouad hospital in Cairo after suffering a fall in blood pressure, the state MENA news …

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Under-fire PM delays swearing-in of new cabinet

By Samer Al-Atrush /AFP CAIRO: Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Monday postponed the swearing-in of a new cabinet intended to deflect anger over the pace of reform as protesters said the shakeup did not go far enough. Sharaf, who heads a caretaker government after a revolt toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak in February, had hoped the sweeping …

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Under-fire PM pushes on with cabinet reshuffle

By AFP CAIRO: Prime Minister Essam Sharaf was Monday finalizing a cabinet reshuffle aimed at deflecting anger at the slow pace of reform, while officials denied former president Hosni Mubarak was in a coma. The prime minister, who heads a caretaker government after a revolt toppled Mubarak in February, on Sunday began unveiling a new …

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Suspense as ministers resign ahead of Cabinet reshuffle

By Jailan Zayan /  AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s Prime Minister Essam Sharaf pushed forward with plans for a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Sunday in a bid to appease protesters angry over the pace of reform. Sharaf has handed his proposed list of ministers to the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces for approval, the official MENA …

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Egypt PM says to reshuffle cabinet within a week

By Reuters CAIRO: Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said on Monday he would reshuffle his cabinet within a week after protests about slow reforms and foot-dragging in prosecuting ousted president Hosni Mubarak and senior aides. Sharaf said in an address on Egyptian state television that he had also asked Interior Minister Mansour El-Essawy, to speed …

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PM Sharaf promises sweeping changes or resignation

  CAIRO: In an emergency meeting with youth leaders, Prime Minister Essam Sharaf promised a complete Cabinet reshuffle by July 17 and a change of governors before July 25, according to Al-Ahram daily. Egypt’s interim PM also said he would resign if he is unable to meet these commitments. The meeting took place amid escalations …

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Egypt names Al-Orabi as new foreign minister

  CAIRO: Egypt on Sunday appointed Mohammed Al-Orabi as the new foreign minister to replace Nabil El-Araby who will head the Arab League, the official MENA news agency reported. "Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has tasked Ambassador Mohammed Al-Orabi, the deputy foreign minister for economic affairs, to take up the position of minister of foreign affairs," …

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