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Al-Sisi instructs Madbouly to form a government with “new skills” in the context of the serious economic crisis facing Egypt



Al-Sisi instructs Madbouly to form a government with “new skills” in the context of the serious economic crisis facing Egypt

The Egyptian presidency said in a statement Monday that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly’s government and tasked it with forming a new government “with skills and experience.” The statement explained that the expected amendment aims to “achieve the desired development in government performance and address the challenges facing the state.” Egypt is going through a serious economic crisis due to a shortage of foreign currencies and is also facing the geopolitical consequences of two open conflicts on its borders: the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the conflict in Sudan in south. .

As part of a routine procedure following the election of a president, he was appointed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi Its Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, has decided to form a new government to succeed the one who resigned on Monday.

It’s not necessary the Constitution The Egyptian government requested his resignation after the inauguration of the elected president, but Egyptians have become accustomed to this procedure.

A statement by Egyptian presidential spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy reported that Madbouly submitted “the resignation of the government” to Sissi, who again tasked him with “forming a new government with skills, experience and remarkable abilities.

The current government will continue to conduct its affairs until new ministers are appointed, the statement said.

On April 2, Al-Sissi took the constitutional oath for a third six-year presidential term, before the House of Representatives, after winning 89.6% of the votes in the presidential elections in which he ran with three candidates. known to the Egyptians.

The statement said the new government must “maintain the parameters national security Al-Masry in light of regional and international challenges” and “the pursuit of economic reforms” in a country whose population exceeds 106 million inhabitants, at least a third of whom live below the poverty line.

Egypt is going through a serious economic crisis due to a shortage of foreign currencies and is also facing the geopolitical consequences of two open conflicts on its borders: the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the conflict in Sudan in south. .

Madbouly’s current government was formed after Sissi won his second presidential term in 2018 and has witnessed several cabinet reshuffles.

France24/AFP

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