Egypt’s cabinet reshuffle on 7 May has failed to meet the opposition’s demand for a complete overhaul of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil’s government and its replacement by a “neutral” government to oversee the parliamentary elections scheduled for October.

The reshuffle, which involved the appointment of nine new ministers, appears instead to have strengthened the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Mr Qandil’s cabinet. ‘Amr Musa, a leading member of the main opposition block, the National Salvation Front, described the reshuffle “as a step towards comprehensive Muslim Brotherhood domination of the country. It does not add anything new.” (CONTINUED - 380 WORDS)