Egypt’s Prime Minister-designate Hisham Qandil has selected his new cabinet, Egypt's Nile News channel reported on Wednesday (August 1st).
Qandil will formally unveil the entire line-up on Thursday before President Mohamed Morsi swears in the new team, according to Morsi's spokesperson Yasser Ali.
Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamal Amr and Finance Minister Mumtaz al-Said, both members of the outgoing cabinet, will retain their posts, as well as Defence Minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, AFP reported.
Meanwhile, former deputy interior minister Ahmed Gamal al-Din will become the new interior minister.
Education Minister Mostafa Mosad and Housing Minister Tareq Wafiq are both newly appointed and belong to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party.
Last week President Morsi appointed Qandil, irrigation minister in the outgoing cabinet, to form a new cabinet.