Egypt’s El-Sisi appoints housing minister as acting premier

Egypt’s El-Sisi appoints housing minister as acting premier
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi appointed Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly as acting prime minister on Thursday. (AFP)
Updated 07 June 2018

Egypt’s El-Sisi appoints housing minister as acting premier

Egypt’s El-Sisi appoints housing minister as acting premier
  • Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly was appointed as acting prime minister on Thursday and tasked with forming a new cabinet.
  • Egypt’s cabinet including Prime Minister Sherif Ismail resigned this week to pave the way for El-Sisi to appoint a new government following his re-election.

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi appointed Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly as acting prime minister on Thursday and tasked him with forming a new cabinet, the state-run Ahram Gate news website said.
Egypt’s cabinet including Prime Minister Sherif Ismail resigned this week to pave the way for El-Sisi to appoint a new government following his re-election to a second term in office.
Ministers will retain their portfolios in a caretaker government for now.
Ismail has gone abroad to receive medical treatment, the website also reported, without elaborating.