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Egyptian presidency: Ministerial reshuffle will not replace Qandeel

February 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

The Egyptian presidency said on Wednesday evening that it received all nominations from the different Egyptian parties for the prospective ministerial reshuffle. It asserted that the current Prime Minister Hisham Qandeel will stay in office.

Egyptian presidency spokesman Ihab Fahmi said: “Qandeel is going to stay in his position after the limited ministerial reshuffle, which will be announced within days.”

A number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and salafists, in addition to secular, liberal leftist opposition leaders, have criticised Qandeel. They say that he does not have a vision for reform.

As for the reason of the prospective reshuffle, Fahmi said it would be primarily for improving the performance of the ministries.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian TV said that President Mohamed Morsi had accepted the resignation of his legal advisor Mohamed Jadallah.

Jadallah said that he offered his resignation in protest of the policies of the President, who, according to his claims, does not have a vision to administer the country.