Morsi appoints new Cabinet ministers

May 7, 2013 at 5:59 AM

CAIRO, May 7 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi appointed nine new ministers Tuesday as part of a Cabinet reshuffle demanded by the opposition.

The appointments are for the Justice Ministry, Parliamentary Affairs, Petroleum Ministry, Antiquities Ministry, Ministry of Agriculture, Finance Ministry, Planning Ministry, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Investment, Ahram Online said Tuesday.

Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil said Monday the Cabinet reshuffle was imminent and that 11 ministers would be appointed in accordance with a decision announced by Morsi two weeks ago, dailynewsegypt.com said.

Opposition parties, including the al-Nour Party and the National Salvation Front, had demanded that the entire Cabinet, including Qandil, step down and new ministers be appointed, dailynewsegypt.com said.

Omar Amer, Morsi's spokesman said earlier this month Qandil would remain in his post, Ahram Online said.

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