After last night’s presidential call, Egypt’s parliament held an extraordinary session today to discuss a cabinet reshuffle of 13 ministries.
According to El-Sisi’s short statement, the decision to reshuffle the cabinet aims to revitalize governmental performance on important issues internally and abroad to protect the state’s interests and services provided to Egyptian citizens.
Article 129 of Parliament’s bylaws states that if the president decides to reshuffle the cabinet, they must send a message to the Parliament notifying members of its decision to discuss and vote on the president’s decision.
The parliament agreed on the proposed cabinet reshuffle, and it came as follows:
- Reda Hegazy to be the Minister of Education and Technical Education instead of Dr. Tarek Shawky.
- Dr. Mohamed Ayman Ashour to be the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research instead of Dr. Khaled Abdelghaffar.
- Soha Nashed to be the Minister of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs instead of Nabila Makram.
- Dr. Ahmed Eissa Taha to be the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities instead of Dr. Khaled Enany.
- Dr. Khaled Abdelghaffar to be the Minister of Health and Population instead of Dr. Hala Zayed.
- Dr. Hani Sewilam to be the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation instead of Dr. Mohamed Abdel Ati Khalil.
- Dr. Nevine El Kelany to be the Minister of Culture instead of Dr. Inas Abdeldayem.
- Major General Mohamed Salah Eldin to be the Minister of Military Production instead of Engineer Mohamed Ahmed Morsy.
- Major General Hesham Amna to be the Minister of Local Development instead of Major General Mahmoud Shaarawy.
- Engineer Mahmoud Kamal Esmat to be the Minister of the Public Business Sector instead of Hesham Tawfik.
- Hassan Mohamed Shehata to be the Minister of Manpower instead of Mohamed Saafan.
- Ahmed Samir to be the Minister of Trade and Industry instead of Dr. Nevine Gamea.
- Lieutenant-General Mohamed Abbas Helmy to be the Minister of Civil Aviation instead of Pilot Mohamed Manar Enaba.