Egypt’s next government will include some of its current ministers as well as younger politicians to represent different segments of society, the official Middle East News Agency cited Prime Minister Hisham Qandil as saying.
Ministerial portfolios won’t be merged, while a new portfolio for drinking water and sewerage will be introduced to improve public services, Qandil said, according to MENA. Talks on the formation of a new Cabinet are expected to be completed next week, Yasser Ali, a spokesman for President Mohamed Mursi, told reporters today.
Qandil, the little-known irrigation minister in the outgoing government headed by Kamal el-Ganzouri, was appointed as premier by Mursi yesterday.
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