Brotherhood figure: Group will have 10 ministers in new cabinet

Medhat al-Haddad, who heads the Muslim Brotherhood’s administrative office in Alexandria, has told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the Freedom and Justice Party will run 10 ministries in the new cabinet, after coordinating with other political parties and individuals.

Haddad said Osama Yassin, Saad al-Hosseiny and Hussein Ibrahim are among the FJP nominees for ministers of youth, finance and manpower respectively.

Referring to conflicts within the presidential office over appointing Mahmoud Abouel Oyoun, former governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, to the post of prime minister, Haddad said President Mohamed Morsy hadn’t made the final decision yet.

Mostafa al-Ghoneimy, a member of the Brotherhood's guidance bureau, said the group and the FJP have nominated around 100 figures for various ministries. However, the Brotherhood is waiting to see if the president will appoint any of the proposed names, he told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Meanwhile, a source close to the presidential office denied news that Kamal al-Ganzouri’s cabinet will remain in place for three more months. The source also denied any local or foreign pressure regarding the formation of the new cabinet.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that the new cabinet will not be announced for several days. The source attributed the delay to problems in ensuring that various political parties are represented fairly, especially since Morsy had received many proposals.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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