Hosni Mubarak names members of new government

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

CAIRO, Jan. 31 (KATAKAMI.COM / Xinhua) — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak named new interior and finance ministers on Monday as one of the steps to form a new government after he ordered the previous government to resign.

Mahmoud Wagdi was appointed the interior minister to replace Habib al-Adly, Egyptian TV reported.

Mubarak appointed Aviation Minister Ahmed Shafik who was also a former Air Force commander, as prime minister after the previous cabinet led by Mohamed Nazif resigned on Saturday.

Mubarak on Sunday tasked Shafik to form a cabinet that can meet people’s demands and alleviate economic burdens on the public with introducing democratic reforms.  (*)

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