Second Sisi government sworn in

Within the 33 Cabinet members sworn in were two top officials who held the same posts under Hosni Mubarak's regime.

Second Sisi government sworn in

World Bulletin / News Desk

A new Egyptian government, headed by former Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail, was sworn in on Saturday.

The cabinet of 33 members included 16 new ministers, while some ministries were merged.

The Ministry of Health was merged with the Ministry of Population, the Ministry of Technical Education with the Ministry of Eduaction and the Ministry of Scientific Research with the Ministry of Higher Education.

The new cabinet saw some changes, including the ministries of culture, trade, industry, higher education and communications.

However, there were no changes in other key posts, including the foreign, interior, justice and defense ministries.

Sisi appointed former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab as an assistant for national and strategic projects.

Mahlab’s government, which lasted for 15 months, resigned on Sept. 12, days following the arrest of Agriculture Minister Salah Helal over a corruption probe.

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