State TV: Egypt president announces new government

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CAIRO (AP) - State TV has announced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has sworn in a new cabinet, replacing one dissolved as a concession to unprecedented anti-government protests.

In the most significant change, the Interior Minister – who heads internal security forces - was replaced. A retired police general, Mahmoud Wagdi, was named to replace Habib el-Adly, who is widely despised by protesters for brutality shown by security forces.

Mubarak has retained his long-serving Defense Minister, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, and his Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

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