Egypt: New caretaker cabinet sworn in
Ministers of Egypt's new interim cabinet were sworn in on Monday by the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, at a ceremony in Cairo. Prime Minister Essam Sharaf's government includes six new ministers including Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi, Oil Minister Abdullah Ghorab and those of interior, culture, justice and labour.
Sharaf has vowed to work for a democratic system.
Arabi, a former ambassador to the United Nations, was named as foreign minister on Sunday.
A popular referendum on constitutional changes in Egypt has been set for March 19.