Monday, January 31, 2011

"Send in the (same) clowns"

"... Each minister took an oath and then stepped forward to shake Mubarak's hand,  ... Mahmoud Wagdy, the former head of the prisons authority, was moved up to head the interior ministry, which controls the police, replacing Habib al-Adly, who was targeted in the anti-government protests. But the move means the ministry stays within the hands of the police, and was not transferred to the military, as some demonstrators had hoped. After much confusion - and several public refusals to take the job - Samir Radhwan was appointed to head the ministry of finance, ............. Mohammed Tantawi stayed on at defence ministry, Ahmed Aboul Gheit remained foreign minister. The ministries of Oil, Labour and Welfare also stayed in the same hands ..."

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