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Egyptians ponder: How much military control is too much?

Some Egyptians fear the military’s involvement in the Supply Ministry will lead to wider military control, while others think it is the solution to corruption.
Egyptian students and the Air Force Academy graduates attend during the graduation of 83 aviation and military science at the Air Force Academy in Cairo, Egypt July 20, 2016 in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. The Egyptian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTSIXER
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The recent decision to appoint Maj. Gen. Mohamed Ali al-Sheikh as Egypt’s supply minister because of his military background has sparked major controversy in political circles.

As Sheikh is the former head of the Armed Forces Logistics Authority, some people are concerned that his appointment will lead to the military controlling ministries and government institutions. But others consider the military institution’s participation strictly a measure to cleanse the ministry, especially after former Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi resigned Aug. 25 due to the wheat corruption case.

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