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No reshuffle for Egypt's cabinet

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No reshuffle for Egypt's cabinet

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The same cabinet appointed by Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak is to remain in power to oversee the coming months of political transition.

Some portfolios, though, may change hands.

A spokesperson said a new administration will be appointed when the transition is completed, based on the democratic principles then in place.

The official added that the cabinet’s main task is to restore security and order, and to restart the economy.

Mubarak handed power to a military council of 20 generals on Friday.

Analysts estimate their remit is outside the authority of Egypt’s constitution, a situation not encountered since the 1952 coup d’etat which abolished the country’s monarchy.