After a couple of days of talks, Egypt's new Prime Minister Mamdouh Salem announced his new cabinet yesterday (16 April).
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Background: After a couple of days of talks, Egypt's new Prime Minister Mamdouh Salem announced his new cabinet yesterday (16 April). It comprises three deputy Premiers and 31 ministers--most of whom served in the outgoing government of former Premier Abdel Aziz Hegazi.
While Mr. Salem was engaged in his final choice on Tuesday night (15 April), President Anwar Sadat was making a hard-hitting television address to the nation, emphasising the difficulties ahead in raising the living standards of ordinary Egyptians.
The President has promised that Mr. Salem's new government will initiate important and drastic changes to curb spiralling prices and speed Egypt's economic development.