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Qandil Cabinet

Hesham Qandil Cabinet

23th Cabinet of Egypt
Date formed 2 August 2012
Date dissolved 3 July 2013
People and organizations
Head of government Hesham Qandil
Head of state Mohamed Morsi
Member party Independent
Supported by:
Freedom and Justice Party
Al-Wasat Party
Renaissance Party
Status in legislature Technocrats supported by FJP majority coalition
Election(s) Egyptian parliamentary election, 2011–2012
Previous Ganzouri II
Successor Beblawi Cabinet

The cabinet of Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil was presented on 2 August 2012.[1] Qandil was appointed by president Mohamed Morsi, after the resignation of military-named premier Kamal Ganzouri. The cabinet consists of 35 ministers.[2] The composition of the government is formed by technocrats, the Islamist Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), moderate Al-Wasat Party and the Salafist Renaissance Party.[2] Five out of the 36 ministers appointed are members of the Brotherhood or its Freedom and Justice Party.[3]


  • Reshuffles 1
  • Resignations 2
  • Cabinet members 3
  • References 4


On 5 January 2013, ten ministers were changed, leading to an increase in the number of those who are member of the FJP in the cabinet.[4] More specifically, the number of the FJP members in the cabinet became eight after the reshuffle.[5] This reshuffle included the following ministries; ministry of finance, ministry of interior, ministry of state for local development, ministry of legal and parliamentary affairs, ministry of electricity, ministry of civil aviation, ministry of transportation, ministry of state for environmental affairs, ministry of local development and supply, and ministry of communication.[4]

On 7 May 2013, nine ministers were also changed in the cabinet, increasing the number of the FJP members to 12 out of total 35.[6][7][8] The ministries reshuffled were as follows: Justice, Parliamentary Affairs, Petroleum, Antiquities, Agriculture, Finance, Planning and International Cooperation, Culture, and Investment.[7]


On 1 July 2013, five cabinet members resigned together; they were Hisham Zazou, the tourism minister, Atef Helmi, the communications and IT minister, Hatem Bagato, the state minister for legal and parliamentary affairs, Abdel Qawy Khalifa, the water minister, and Khaled Abdel Aal, the environment minister.[9][10] Mohamed Kamel Amr, the foreign minister, resigned as well.[11] The sports minister, El Amry Farouk, resigned on 2 July 2013.[12]

Cabinet members

Office Name Party
Prime Minister Hesham Qandil Independent
Ministry of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim Independent
Ministry of Defence and Military Production Abdul Fatah al-Sisi Military
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kamel Amr (18 July 2011 – 1 July 2013) Independent
Ministry of State for Military Production Ali Sabry Independent
Minister of Finance Momtaz El Saeed (2 August 2012 – 5 January 2013)
Morsi El Sayed Hegazy
Ministry of Insurance and Social Affairs Nagwa Khalil Independent
Ministry of Scientific Research Nadia Zakhary Independent
Ministry of State for Antiquities Affairs Mohamed Said Independent
Ministry of State Environment Affairs Mostafa Hussein Kamel Independent
Ministry of State for Local Development Ahmed Abdeen (2 August 2012 – 5 January 2013)
Mohammed Ali Beshr
Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities Abdel Khalifa Independent
Ministry of Culture Mohamed Arab Independent
Ministry of Justice Ahmed Mekki Independent
Ministry of Investment Osama Saleh Independent
Ministry of Education Ibrahim Deif Independent
Ministry of Transportation Mohamed Rashad Al Matini (August 2012 – 5 January 2013)
Hatem Abdel Latif
Ministry of Electricity and Energy Mahmoud Balbaa Independent
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mohamed Mahsoub (2 August 2012 – 5 January 2013)
Omar Salem
Al-Wasat Party
Ministry of Tourism Hisham Zazou (2 August 2012 – 1 July 2013) Independent
Ministry of Agriculture and Lands Cultivation Salah Abdel Moamen Independent
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Hany Mahmoud (2 August 2012 – 5 January 2013)
Atef Helmi (5 January 2013 – 1 July 2013)
Ministry of Petroleum and Metallurgical Wealth Osama Kamal Independent
Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Bahaa Eldin Independent
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Tarek Wafik FJP
Ministry of Higher Education Mostafa Mussad FJP
Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade Zeid Mohamed (August 2012 – 5 January 2013)
Bassem Ouda
Ministry of Manpower and Immigration Khaled Azhari FJP
Ministry of Religious Endowment Talaat Afifi Independent
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf Fatah Independent
Ministry of Health and Housing Mohamed Hamed Independent
Ministry of Media Salah Abdel Maqsoud FJP
Ministry of Civil Aviation Samir Metwali Independent
Ministry of Industry and Trade Hatem Saleh Renaissance Party
Ministry of State for Youth Osama Yassin FJP
Ministry of State for Sports El Amry Farouk Independent


  1. ^ Luiz Sanchez; Ahmed Aboul Enein (2 August 2012). "Qandil cabinet presents final list of nominees to be sworn in". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Egypt PM Qandil makes some surprise, controversial ministerial choices". Al Ahram. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Brothers of the Cabinet". Egypt Independent. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Shalaby, Ethar (6 January 2013). "Ten new ministers take oath in Cabinet reshuffle". Daily News. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Fouly, Mahmoud (6 January 2013). "Egypt's 10-minister cabinet reshuffle meets with opposition dissatisfaction". Xinhua. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Egypt's Morsi Brings More Islamists into Cabinet". Voice of America. Reuters. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Nine new ministers announced in Egypt cabinet reshuffle". Ahram Online. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  8. ^ El Din, Gamal Essam (7 May 2013). "A disappointing reshuffle". Al Ahram Weekly 1152. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Egypt ministers resign amid unrest". Al Jazeera. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Qandil to submit cabinet proposals for political crisis". Daily News Egypt. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mohamed Kamel Amr, Egypt Foreign Minister, Reportedly Resigns". Huffington Post. Reuters. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Egyptian sports minister resigns". Anadolu Agency. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
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