Cabinet reshuffle likely to affect a number of ministries: source
Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

CAIRO: The ministers of irrigation, antiquities, culture and information are likely to be changed in Mahlab’s new Cabinet, an official source told Youm7 Thursday.

Mahlab, who was sworn in as interim Prime Minister in February was instructed on Monday by newly-elected President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to keep his post.

The reshuffle would also affect some service and economic portfolios including the ministers of transportation, agriculture, environment, education and high education, the sources added.

Mahlab met with several figures who are nominated to be assigned as ministers in the new cabinet, said the source, he would unveil his new Cabinet lineup within a few days.

The source added that Mahlab is considering appointing deputies that that five ministerial portfolios will be assigned for women in the new Cabinet.

Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, 64, was the chairman of the Arab Contractors construction company and served previously in the Housing Ministry in the Cabinet headed by his predecessor Hazem al-Beblawy.

Additional reporting by Hend Mokhtar.

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