Beblawi Cabinet

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Hazem Al Beblawi Cabinet
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of Egypt
Incumbent
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Date formed 16 July 2013
Date dissolved 1 March 2014
People and organizations
Head of government Hazem Al Beblawi
Head of state Adly Mansour
Member party Independent
Supported by:
New Wafd Party
Dignity Party
Egypt Party
History
Previous Qandil Cabinet
Successor First Mahlab Cabinet

The cabinet of Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi was sworn in on 16 July 2013.[1] Al Beblawi was appointed on 9 July 2013 by interim president Adly Mansour.[2] The cabinet is made up of 34 members[3] - mostly liberal technocrats and no Islamists.[4]

The first resignation from the cabinet was that of Mohammad ElBaradei, who had been appointed vice president in July 2013. ElBaradei resigned from office on 14 August stating "he could not bear the responsibility for decisions he disagreed with."[5]

Resignation[edit]

The government resigned unexpectedly on 24 February 2014.[6] Some members of the cabinet have remained in office in a "caretaker" position.[7] News sources attributed the resignation to a series of strikes in the country, a shortage of cooking gas and conflict between the security services and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.[8] Beblawi gave a televised address to announce the resignation but gave no clear reason for it. The AFP quoted Hani Saleh, a government spokesman, as saying that there was a "feeling that new blood was needed."[8]

Cabinet members[edit]

Office Name Party
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi[9] Independent[10]
Vice President vacant
First Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Defence Abdul Fatah al-Sisi[11] Military
Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Cooperation Ashraf El-Araby[11] Independent
Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Higher Education Hossam Eisa[11] Independent[12]
Ministry of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim Moustafa[11] Police
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmi[11] Independent[13]
Ministry of Military Production vacant
Ministry of Finance Ahmed Galal[11] Independent
Ministry of Scientific Research Ramzy George[11] Independent
Ministry of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim Ali al-Sayed[14] Independent
Ministry of Environment Laila Rashed Iskandar[11] Independent
Ministry of Local Development Adel Labib[11] Independent
Ministry of Culture Mohamed Arab Independent
Ministry of Justice Adel Abdel-Hamid [15] Independent
Ministry of Investment Osama Saleh[11] Independent
Ministry of Education Mahmoud Abo El-Nasr[11] Independent
Ministry of Transportation Ibrahim El-Demairy[15] Independent
Ministry of Electricity and Energy Ahmed Imam[11] Independent
Ministry of Tourism Hisham Zazou[11] Independent
Ministry of Agriculture Ayman Abu Hadid[11] Independent
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy[11] Independent
Ministry of Information Durriyah Sharaf Al Din[11] Independent
Ministry of Petroleum Sherif Ismail[11] Independent
Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Muttalib[11] Independent
Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development Ibrahim Mahlab[11] Independent
Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade Mohamed Abu Shadi[11] Independent
Ministry of Manpower and Immigration Kamal Abu Eita[11] Dignity Party[16]
Ministry of Religious Endowment (Awqaf) Mukhtar Gomaa[11] Independent
Ministry of Planning Ashraf El-Araby[11] Independent
Ministry of Health Maha El-Rabat[11] Independent
Ministry of Civil Aviation Abdel Aziz Fadel[11] Independent
Ministry of Social Solidarity Ahmed Borai[11] Independent[17]
Ministry of Industry and Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour[11] Wafd Party
Ministry of State for Youth Khaled Abdel Aziz[11] Egypt Party[18]
Ministry of State for Sports Taher Abouzeid[11] Wafd Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egypt's interim president is swearing in first government". Ahram Online. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Social democrat Bahaa El-Din selected as Egypt's new deputy PM". Ahram Online. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cabinet ministers sworn in". Daily News Egypt. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "The struggle to restore calm". The Economist. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Egypt’s VP ElBaradei resigns after crackdown against protesters". Al Arabiya. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Kareem Fahim; Mayy El Sheikh (25 February 2014). "Government and Premier of Egypt Quit in Abrupt Move". The New Tork Times (Cairo). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cabinet finalizes second draft of labor law". Cairo Post. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Egypt interim government resigns unexpectedly". BBC News. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Egypt government takes shape". Reuters. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "El-Beblawi continues to meet ministerial candidates". Daily News Egypt. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Egypt's interim president swears in first government". Ahram Online. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Egypt's Constitution Party hit by fresh mass resignation". Ahram Online. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  13. ^ Mikhail, Amira (18 July 2013). "Key Positions in Beblawi's Interim Government". Atlantic Council. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "New government is sworn in". Egypt Independent. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Ministers of Justice and Transportation sworn in". Daily News Egypt. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Labour leader Abu Eita to be appointed Egypt's manpower minister". Ahram Online. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Resignation season: Disputes fracture emerging Egyptian parties". Ahram Online. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Who's who: Egypt's full interim Cabinet". Ahram Online. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.