|Hisham Kandeel, Egypt's Prime Minister|
This Thursday promises to be really very important day for Egypt as there will be two official announcements: of the presidential team and of the new Egypt’s cabinet.
The newly appointed Prime Minister Hisham Kandeel has already presented to Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsy the list of the members chosen for Egyptian government and claimed 70% of the Cabinet’s seats are chosen and agreed. There are still some ongoing consultations and negotiations over the post of deputy prime minister for the economic affairs.
|Yasser Ali, Egypt's President's spokesperson|
Hisham Kandeel declared in his statements that he is willing to form the new Egypt’s government from the professionals, so the new government will be rather technocratic than political. This move also met some criticism as a lot of political powers expected the new Egypt’s Cabinet to be a coalition government representing different political forces. Hisham Kandeel has already met the number of potential candidates for the different ministerial posts, and he claims that only professionalism and capability and not the political affiliations will be decisive by choosing the members of the government. The interviews with the candidates were held to choose the most appropriate members for the ministerial seats according to their professional characteristics, experience and motivation to do the public work.
|Mohamed Morsy, Egypt's President|
So Egypt’s Prime Minister stated on Monday that 70% of the government seats have been already chosen, and the final list will be presented officially till the end of week. The final announcement of the new Egypt’s government appointed by Hisham Kandeel will take place on Thursday, 2 August 2012, and the Cabinet will be also sworn in.
According to Egypt’s President’s official spokesperson Yasser Ali, the presidential consultative team will be also announced on Thursday. The presidential team is intended to politically and socially inclusive and consists of the representatives of all the factions of Egyptian society. This team will include the prominent Egypt’s politicians and public figures. Yasser Ali confirmed that Mohamed Morsy and Hisham Kandeel have agreed to make the both announcements together on Thursday, so this Thursday will be one of the most important days for Egypt’s transitional period.