Egypt's Sisi appoints housing minister as acting premier - state-run media outlet

Egypt's Sisi appoints housing minister as acting premier - state-run media outlet

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-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.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi s pictured ahead of the 29th Arab Summit in Dhahran
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi s pictured ahead of the 29th Arab Summit in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-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 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.

(Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Gareth Jones)

Source: Reuters

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