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    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat on Monday (20 September) swore in a new Cabinet given the task of introducing sweeping social reforms and improving administrative efficiency.

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    Egypt's President Anwar Sadat on Monday (20 September) swore in a new Cabinet given the task of introducing sweeping social reforms and improving administrative efficiency.

    He has retained 71-year-old Dr. Mahmoud Fawzy as Prime Minister at the head of a Government which has 27 Ministers, compared with 33 in the previous administration.

    Several Miniseries are abolished in the new administration, two new ones - war production and maritime transport - are created, and the Ministries of Communication and Transport are amalgamated.

    The Cabinet re-shuffle follows President Sadat's crackdown on political opponents, including former Vice-President Aly Sabry, who allegedly tried to overthrow him in May, and are now on trial for high treason.

    SYNOPSIS: At the Abdin Palace in Cairo on Monday, President Anwar Sadat swore in a new Egyptian Cabinet, given the task of introducing sweeping social reforms and improving administrative efficiency.

    The President 's new cabinet has 27 Ministers compared with 33 in the previous administration.

    Re-appointed as a Vice-President was Hussein El-Shafei, one of the first to take the oath.

    Prime Minister Fawzy retained his post from the previous administration.

    Dr. Aziz Sidky, Ministry of Industry who has presided over Egypt's oil development programme, became First Deputy Prime Minister.

    Dr. Mahmoud Riad, Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister, retained his post.

    General Mohammed Ahmed Sedak retained his post as War Minister. There are two new ministries in the cabinet, war production and maritime transport, and the ministries of communication and transport are amalgamated.

    This Cabinet re-shuffle follows President Sadat's crackdown on political opponents, including former Vice-President Aly Sabry, who allegedly tried to oust him in May, and are now on trial for high treason. The purge sweeps away most former aides of the late President Nassar, and includes new special advisers on military, social and economic affairs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CK2O7RDTV1IGAA62QIT9XW0X
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CK2O7RDTV1IGAA62QIT9XW0X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
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    N/A

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