Egypt's Morsi purges cabinet

Rick Moran
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi replaced 10 ministers in his cabinet, moving out some who opposed his policies while naming several Muslim Brotherhood supporters to take their place. Washington Post: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi rebuilt his cabinet Sunday, replacing 10 ministers and amplifying the Islamist presence in the government. The move, in which at least three Islamists were appointed to head major economic ministries, comes a day ahead of a planned visit by a top International Monetary Fund official to discuss an impending $4.8 billion loan. The shake-up also marked the latest in a series of appointments and forced resignations that have rattled Egypt's government in the two years of political turmoil since a popular uprising ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Morsi, as well as the transitional leaders who ruled before his June election, have used cabinet shuffles as a means to assuage popular frustration at the slow pace of economic and political ...(Read Full Post)

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