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What's new in Egypt's new Cabinet

Nabil Fahmy is out as foreign minister, the major change in Egypt's new government.
Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives in a military helicopter before swearing in as Egypt's new president in a ceremony at the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo June 8, 2014. Sisi was sworn in as president of Egypt on Sunday in a ceremony with low-key attendance by Western allies concerned by a crackdown on dissent since he ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi last year. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Sabaa Newspaper (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3SQIU

On June 16, the office of the Egyptian prime minister announced the new makeup of the Cabinet — the first to be formally appointed and sworn in after Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the military general and former defense minister, was inaugurated as Egypt’s sixth president.

Since Sisi led the removal of Egypt’s last elected president, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, there have been two prime ministers and more reshuffles within the Cabinet. When the first prime minister, the Social Democratic Party member Hazem el-Biblawi, resigned in late February, it was widely suspected that his successor, Ibrahim Mehleb, would preside over the government until at least the parliamentary elections. This latest Cabinet bears that out, but there are a few points to keep in mind, as Egypt moves along on its formal political road map.

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