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Egypt’s Sisi asks PM Mehleb to form new government

Egyptians dance as they celebrate after the swearing-in ceremony of President elect Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

CAIRO: Egypt's new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi kept Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb in his post on Monday and asked him to form a new government, state TV said, signaling his desire for continuity as he sets out to fix the economy and heal political divisions.

The new administration is expected to retain ministers in key posts like finance, officials and the media said. It is not clear when a new government will be named.

 

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