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National press body urges for official statement on cabinet reshuffle

Saturday 13/January/2018 - 06:59 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
The National Press Authority، chaired by prominent journalist Karm Gabr، has called on chief editors of the national newspapers' websites not to pay attention to rumours and rush to publish news on an upcoming cabinet reshuffle.

In a press release، the authority warned against publishing any information regarding the reshuffle without fact-checking or verifying the sources.

The statement appealed for the government to issue a statement to clarify the facts and not to leave the public opinion and the media and the victim of rumours and guesses.

Egyptian Parliament، headed by Speaker Ali Abdel Aal، has just announced the agenda of an urgent session to be held on Sunday، which will discuss President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s announcement on the upcoming ministerial reshuffle.

Egypt’s constitution stipulates that the President may conduct a cabinet reshuffle "after consultation with the Prime Minister and approval of the House of Representatives by an absolute majority of the members present، which must not be less than one third of its members.”

Egypt’s last ministerial reshuffle was in November 2017، when it witnessed the merging of the investment ministry and the ministry of international cooperation.

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