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Egypt appoints new minister of defence in new cabinet

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  • Mohamed Ahmed Zaki Mohamed was named minister of defence, replacing Sedki Sobhi.
  • El-Sisi in April won re-election with 97 percent of the vote.

CAIRO: A new minister of defence was appointed in the cabinet sworn in on Thursday by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to mark the start of his second term in office.

Mohamed Ahmed Zaki Mohamed was named minister of defence, replacing Sedki Sobhi.
El-Sisi in April won re-election with 97 percent of the vote after a campaign season that saw a top challenger jailed and all other serious contenders pull out.