New Egyptian cabinet sworn in

Published December 7th, 2011 - 07:07 GMT

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Egypt's military ruler, on Wednesday sworn-in the new Egyptian cabinet, saying it will have more powers than its predecessor.

According to Egypt's State television, 12 members of the previous cabinet retained their position in the new government, including Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr and Minister of International Cooperation Fayza Abul Nagaa.

The new cabinet features 18 new MPs.

On Tuesday, PM Kamal Ganzouri promised he will "never use force to remove protesters," and pledged "to make security and revitalization of the national economy top priorities for his government."





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