Egypt PM names new ministers in Cabinet reshuffle

July 17, 2011 - 11:59 AM
Mideast Egypt

An Egyptian worker on a truck passes by a defaced ceramic image of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, July 16, 2011. Hundreds of Egyptians have set up protest tent camps in the main city square and vowed they would not leave until Egypt's temporary military rulers purge the remnants of Hosni Mubarak's deposed regime. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian state television says the prime minister has accepted the resignation of his finance and trade ministers and named at least four new Cabinet members as part of a reshuffle.

The move came on the back of protests demanding a purge of remnants of the former regime.

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf appointed two new deputies, including former U.N. official Hazem el-Biblawi, who will be finance minister.

Sharaf also appointed new health, transport, communication and higher education ministers.