Overview:
Egypt’s new interim National Salvation government, headed by Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri, was sworn in by Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi on Dec. 7, state-run Channel 1 TV reported. The ruling military issued a decree that granted el-Ganzouri presidential powers while allowing the military to retain control of military affairs and the judiciary, Al Jazeera reported, citing MENA. After el-Ganzouri was sworn in, Tantawi attended a closed meeting with the National Salvation government, Elyoum Elsabaa reported. Among the new officials chosen, Maj. Gen. Mohamed Ibrahim (former head of the interior ministry's security directorate in Giza province) was appointed interior minister, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

Egypt's new cabinet members: (any info/sources on any of these??)
- Prime Minister: Kamal el-Ganzouri (new) (http://ecesr.com/?p=4929)
- Foreign Affairs: Mohamed Kamel Amr
- Interior: Mohamed Ibrahim Yusef (new)
- Justice: Adel Abdel Hamid Abdullah (new)- Education: Gamal el-Arabi (new)
- Tourism: Mounir Fakhri Abdel Nur
- Finance: Mumtaz el-Said (new)
- Electricity: Hassan Younnes
- Supplies and Domestic Trade: Goda Abdel Khaleq
- State Minister for Domestic Trade and Development: Mohamed Attiya Ibrahim
- Religious Endowments (Waqf): Mohamed Abdel Fadil el-Qawsi
- State Minister for Military Production: Ali Sabri
- Information: Ahmed Anis (new)
- Housing: Mohamed Fathi el-Baradei- Civil Aviation: Hussein Massoud (new)
- Social Security and Social Affairs: Nagwa Khalil (new)
- Communications and Technology: Mohamed Abdel Qadir Salem (new)
- Petroleum: Mohamed Abdullah Ghorab
- Planning and International Cooperation: Fayza Abul Naga
- Production and Foreign Trade: Mohamed Eissa
- Irrigation and Water Resources: Hisham Qandil
- Agriculture: Mohamed Rida Ismail (new)
- Transport: Galal Moustafa El-Said (new)
- Health and Population: Fuad el-Nawawi (new)
- Immigration: Fathi Fekri (new)
- Culture: Shukri Abdel Hamid Suleiman (new)
- State Minister for Scientific Research: Nadia Zukhari (new)
- Higher Education: Hussein Moustafa Moussa (new)
- Antiquities: Mohamed Ibrahim Ali (new)
- Environment: Moustafa Hussein Kamel (new)

Gov. members source: http://213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?action=news&id=22637&title=Egypt's%20new%20cabinet

Notes on members:
  • The fact that several leading public figures under consideration for ministerial portfolios have declined the posts does not bode well for the Ganzouri government’s legitimacy. Prominent journalists Adel Hammouda and Magdy al-Gallad both declined the Information Ministry post, while actor Mohamed Sobhy rejected an offer to lead the Ministry of Culture.  [EgyptSource, English, 12/1/2011] [al-Ahram, English, 12/2/2011] [al-Masry al-Youm, Arabic, 12/2/2011]

  • Great overview of Interior Minister (Mohammed Ibrahim) - Thank you @hany2m (http://www.almasryalyoum.com/node/539041)

    بعد 13 يوماً من التعثر فى حكومة الجنزورى، واستمرار التعتيم «لأسباب أمنية» حول من يخلف اللواء منصور عيسوى، وقع اختيار رئيس الوزراء المكلف، على اللواء محمد إبراهيم يوسف، مساعد أول حبيب العادلى، وزير الداخلية الأسبق حتى 23 نوفمبر 200

  • Overview of Interior Minister: http://gate.ahram.org.eg/News/146117.aspx

    وقد بدأ محمد إبراهيم يوسف حياته المهنية بعد تخرجة بدفعة 73 في مباحث الجيزة وتدرج في المناصب حتي وصل إلي منصب مدير مباحث الجيزة ثم نقل بعد ذلك إلي مصلحة الأمن العام برتبة "لواء " و عين مديرا لأمن الجيزة " حيث أشرف علي إنتخابات 2010 بالمحافظة. 

  • @Ssirgany Sarah El Sirgany RT @Nadiaglory#militarysource just confirmed to me : new information minister Ahmed Anis is a retired army general #scaf #media

  • وصاحب «مجزرة اللاجئين» لـ«الداخلية» (http://www.almasryalyoum.com/node/530361)

    وكان اللواء المرشح لتولي وزارة الداخلية، مدير أمن الجيزة في عهد حبيب العادلي، وأحد أبرز الذين تعرضوا لانتقادات شديدة، بعد مهاجمة اللاجئين السودانيين، أمام مفوضية الأمم المتحدة بالمهندسين، مما تسبب في عشرات الجرحى، والمعتقلين، حيث اعتبر حقوقيون ونشطاء العنف «غير المسبوق» تجاه اللاجئين «مجزرة»، وطالبوا بمحاسبة المتورطين فيها، إلا أن الوزارة وقتها لم تقدم أي متهم للعدالة.

  • Interior minister response to some of the allegations http://www.almasryalyoum.com/node/539466


  • Agriculture employees react to appointment of new minister: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/28710/Egypt/Politics-/Agriculture-ministry-employees-reject-new-minister.aspx

    A group of agriculture ministry employees have issued calls for an open strike on Wednesday to protest the nomination of Saad Nasar for minister of agriculture and land reclamation... Nassar is a former governor of Fayoum and a former chairman of the state-run Agricultural Research Centre.Ministry employees complain that Nasar had been a close associate of former agriculture minister Youssef Wali, who also served at one point as secretary-general of the now-defunct National Democratic Party of ousted president Hosni Mubarak. A controversial figure, Wali currently stands accused of importing carcinogenic fertilisers and pesticides from Israel in a case that is still being prosecuted in Egyptian courts.ar is a former governor of Fayoum and a former chairman of the state-run Agricultural Research Centre.Ministry employees complain that Nasar had been a close associate of former agriculture minister Youssef Wali, who also served at one point as secretary-general of the now-defunct National Democratic Party of ousted president Hosni Mubarak. A controversial figure, Wali currently stands accused of importing carcinogenic fertilisers and pesticides from Israel in a case that is still being prosecuted in Egyptian courts.

  • Ganzoury's 'salvation government' sworn in amid skepticism (http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/egypt/ganzourys-salvation-government-sworn-in-amid-skepticism-dp2.html, 12/7/2011)

    The choice of General Mohamed Ibrahim, former head of the Giza Security Directorate, as the new interior minister heightened the agitation of activists towards the new Cabinet.

    “As activists, we know his history and the vicious way he dealt with demonstrators,” said Ingy Hamdy, spokesperson of the April 6 Youth Movement, adding that they do not acknowledge El-Ganzoury nor his new Cabinet.

    She said Ibrahim was responsible for the notorious violent raid on the Sudanese refugees’ sit-in in Mostafa Mahmoud Square in December 2005, which left at least 28 dead.


  • Additional Info on Interior Minister http://news.egypt.com/english/permalink/70008.html

    For the Interior Ministry, he proposed Mohamed Ibrahim Youssef, the former Giza governorate security director until 2000, after which he served as assistant minister for economic security for six months before former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly refused to renew his term in 2001.

  • Reaction of Protesters to Cabinet: http://www.thedailynewsegypt.com/egypt/ganzourys-cabinet-nomination-fails-to-satisfy-critics.html  (pre-announcement, 12/4/2011)

    "We are preparing a list of youth figures that can hold this position instead of those old names, the majority of whom were aides of Habib El-Adly (former interior minister)," said Ahmed Meshaly, member of the General Coalition of Police Officers.

    He stressed that the coalition refused Major-General Abdel Rehim Qenawy, nominated by El-Ganzoury, claiming that he oversaw the rigging of the 2010 parliamentary elections as one of El-Adly's aides.

    Meshaly, however, refuted claims that Major-General Mohamed Ibrahim, also nominated by El-Ganzoury, is being tried for killing demonstrators during the Jan. 25 revolution as has been reported recently.

    "This one is the former security chief of Giza district. The other one on trial at the criminal court is the security chief of Alexandria," Meshaly said.
  • Account of Sudanese Incident: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/31/international/africa/31egypt.html?pagewanted=all
 


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