Egypt's new cabinet to be sworn in Thursday

Arab World Materials 20 July 2011 22:46 (UTC +04:00)

Egypt's reshuffled cabinet will be sworn in on Thursday before Hussein Tantawi, head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, state media quoted a military source as saying on Wednesday.

The cabinet had been set to be sworn in on Monday, which was delayed due to the negotiations over new ministers, Xinhua reported.

The reshuffle aims to end the recent protests in the country. But young activists still call for nationwide protests on Friday, insisting all their demands should be met.

Since July 8, protests have continued in Cairo's Tahrir Square and squares of Alexandria and Suez. Their basic demands included the faster and public trials of Mubarak and his aides and purging of the police officers accused of killing protestors and former regime officials from the current institutions.