WORLD NEWS TOMORROW – Egypt’s official news agency has released a partial list of the country’s incoming civilian Cabinet, showing holdovers from the military-backed team but few Islamist ministers.
The Cabinet is the first under newly elected Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The choices by his prime minister, Hesham Kandil, are seen as a test of Muslim Brotherhood intentions.
State media late Wednesday listed more than 20 incoming ministers, a day before they were set to be sworn in. Only two so far are from the Brotherhood.
The key positions of finance and foreign ministers are holdovers from the military-backed transition Cabinet, an apparent attempt to reassure international allies and investors.
The military is expected to name the defense minister. Names of other key office-holders, including ministers of justice, culture and information, were not named.