Egypt’s Sisi Swears In New Government
The new government was appointed one week after the previous Cabinet resigned amid a corruption probe and will be headed by former Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail.
The appoint comes after state-friendly media slammed the performance of Ismail’s predecessor Ibrahim Mehleb and prosecutors began investigating several officials for allegedly receiving over $1 million in bribes.
Local media accused Mehleb and his ministers of incompetence and being out of touch with the public.
The accusations stood in contrast to coverage of Al-Sisi, the former general and defense minister who led the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. He has cultivated an image as a leader who is above the political fray and is routinely praised by Egyptian media. Details