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The fact that a quarter of ministers in Prime Minister Hesham Qandil’s cabinet remain in posts they held in his predecessor Kamal El-Ganzouri’s cabinet is only the tip of the iceberg
By Asmaa Nabil Last July, foreign currency reserves declined by $1.1 billion, reaching $14.44 billion compared to $15.5 billion at the end of June. The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) attributed the decline to Egypt’s obligation to repay bonds it held, in addition to the repaying of a credit portion to Paris Club countries. This …
By Salah El-Manoufy The Ministry of Electricity is currently studying the possibility of implementing a third emergency plan in order to accommodate the high summer loads. Sources within the Ministry said that Mahmoud Balbaa, Minister of Electricity, tasked a number of his deputies to prepare a study about a third emergency plan. The Ministry will submit …
By Ahmed Tolba In his first statement as Petroleum Minister, Osama Kamal has hinted that energy subsidies could be cut as part of measures to address shortages in Egypt. A number of proposals to rationalise energy consumption would be discussed in the coming period, Kamal said, noting that a large portion of the subsidies benefit …
By Mohamed Fawzi Several experts from the communications sector confirmed its stability, adding that its strategy moving forward will not see a dramatic change. They stressed, however, that the Ministry of Communications’ policies and strategies should not depend on the performance of individuals, but on studies and analyses regarding the sector’s circumstances, needs and requirements. …
Over a quarter of Qandil’s ministers have served under his predecessor
By Ibrahim El-Masry The newly appointed Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, Hatem Saleh, has said that the Ministry is negotiating with the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) as well as a number of other banks to reach settlements for 1,500 factories that defaulted on their loans in the aftermath of the 25 January Revolution. Saleh …
Part two of a series that examines the composition of the Qandil cabinet with a close look at allegiances and alliances within.
El-Erian explained that Morsy’s 100-day plan should only be appraised starting now
Egypt has been plunged into darkness fairly often in past weeks, with some areas having regular power cuts every three or four hours.
“This cabinet is unjust for Copts” said Bishop Pachomious
Theoretically speaking, we could argue that the one month President Mohamed Morsy has spent in office is not enough to judge his performance as Egypt’s first leader after the revolution. However, practically speaking, it seems enough. Given a few facts regarding Morsy’s attainment of the presidency, we can understand feelings of anger among the electorate, …
It is too early to judge the policies or the performance of Hesham Qandil’s government, but it is a suitable time to judge the political significance of its makeup and what this represents. The selection of ministers in Qandil’s government is the first real step towards creating President Mohamed Morsy’s administration. During his first month …
In addition to the five Muslim Brotherhood ministers, the cabinet also includes two members who are not members of the group but could be seen as their allies
Second biggest party in the now-dissolved parliament boycotts Qandil’s cabinet
Some individuals are abducted and released within hours while others remain abducted for months
The party is proceeding with legal action following fires at two buildings in Cairo and Giza
Egypt’s Prime Minister Hesham Qandil announced the full list of cabinet members today, bringing an end to speculations regarding who would be part of the first government-elect since the fall of Hosny Mubarak in 2011
The new cabinet is largely comprised of technocrats and bureaucrats with a sprinkling of Islamist politicians
The official presidential spokesperson, Yasser Aly, has announced that President Mosry will meet with the final cabinet tomorrow
Egypt’s most prominent writers reflect their opinions on major issues facing Egypt
Hisham Qandil seeks re-appointing Momtaz El-Saeed.
(AFP) – Ministers in Israel’s cabinet were on Monday preparing to vote on a package of sweeping economic austerity measures in a bid to cut the budget deficit, in a move expected to hit the underprivileged hard. Central to the plan is a hike in income tax and VAT, as well as a 700 million …
Fights erupted on Sunday after a court postponed the trial of the 269 protesters who took part in the protests near the Cabinet building in December
Egyptian commentators continued to explore the national hygiene campaign initiated by President Morsy last weekend. Several opinion writers have attacked the move claiming it is never the role of Egyptian taxpayers to collect waste from streets. Other columnists have called upon Egyptians and political powers to allow a chance for the new government to prove …
President Mohammed Morsy is said to be shortlisting candidates for his cabinet
As President Mohamed Morsy mulls over candidates for his cabinet, officials announced that the Kamal El-Ganzouri led government will continue through Ramadan.
Presidency continues to stall when it comes to naming a Prime Minister, Cabinet and Vice Presidents
Freedom and Justice Party denies making any recommendations to Morsi
Discusses economy and military trials despite questions over future of cabinet, lack of power deters potential candidates