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Egypt’s Sisi appoints housing minister Mustafa Madbouly as acting premier

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly as acting prime minister on Thursday and tasked him with forming a new cabinet, the state-run Ahram Gate news website said.

Egypt’s cabinet including Prime Minister Sherif Ismail resigned this week to pave the way for Sisi to appoint a new government following his re-election to a second term in office.

Ministers will retain their portfolios in a caretaker government for now, as reported by Reuters.

Ismail has gone abroad to receive medical treatment, the website also reported, without elaborating.