CAIRO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Egypt has formed its new cabinet
and replaced the finance minister, who was popular with foreign
investors, and the interior minister, who protesters reviled due
to police handling of demonstrations, sources said on Monday.
Finance Minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali has been replaced by
Gawdat el-Malt, who has headed the audit office and gained some
popularity for addressing corruption, one source said.
That source plus another political source said General
Mahmoud Wagdy, previously head of Cairo criminal investigations
department and also a former head of prisons, would be the new
Protesters who have shaken Egypt's political system to its
core had demanded former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli be
sacked after police beat, teargassed and fired rubber bullets on
(Writing by Edmund Blair)
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