Officials from Mubarak regime return to Egypt's new government
By 21 September 2015
The new government will be headed by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, the country's former petroleum minister [photo credit: EPA]
<p>President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has sworn in a new government, one week after the previous Cabinet resigned amid a corruption probe, Egypt's state news agency reported.
</p><p>The new government, headed by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, a former petroleum minister, took office on Saturday, after state-friendly media had begun slamming his predecessor Ibrahim Mehleb, and the prosecution began investigating several officials for allegedly receiving over $1 million in bribes.
</p><p>The 33-member Cabinet contains three women and 16 new members. Two of the newcomers, Education Minister Zaki Badr and Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou, served in similar posts under Mubarak.</p>
<p>The country's interior, justice, defence, finance and investment ministers, however, kept their posts.
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