Egyptian state media disclosed the broad outlines Wednesday of the country’s new cabinet, selections that suggest President Mohamed Morsi is unwilling or unable to assemble the kind of dynamic, politically diverse governing team many voters had hoped for.
The list of 18 nominees released Wednesday includes mostly low-profile technocrats and officials who served under ousted president Hosni Mubarak. The government is expected to announce the complete list of 30 nominees Thursday.
Morsi has come under increasing criticism for taking so long to form a cabinet as labor protests and economic problems have intensified in recent weeks.
Source and full story: Washington Post, 1 August 2012