Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour will announce 20 new governors on Tuesday, presidential spokesman Ahmed al-Muslimani said on Monday.
A previous governor reshuffle, which took place under ousted President Mohammad Mursi in June, brought into office 17 new appointments, including seven Islamists.
The appointment of Islamist Adel Mohamed al-Khayat as Luxor governor ignited protests in several parts of the country.
Khayat was a member of al-Gamaa al-Islamiya movement, which was involved in the killing of 59 foreigners at a temple in Luxor in 1997
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