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)