Egypt PM Mehleb expected to retain position in new government: sources

CAIRO Mon Jun 9, 2014 6:09am EDT

Egypt's new Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab talks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Cairo, March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper

Egypt's new Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab talks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Cairo, March 2, 2014.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb is expected to retain his position in the new government, two government sources said on Monday, a day after Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president.

The two men are due to hold talks on a new cabinet, which officials and the media say is expected to retain ministers in leading positions such as the finance portfolio. It is not clear when a new administration will be named.

(Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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