The list included Dr. Noureldeen Doughman (health), Salah Al Marghani(justice) and Habib Al Ameen (culture) who judging by their presence at today’s ceremony have been cleared by the Commission.
The Ceremony today was not disrupted by protests due in part to the additional security and road blocks outside the GNC building and Rixos Al Nasr Hotel; and perhaps also due to the new legislation (Law No. 65) passed by Congress regulating public protests which includes the condition that protestors must inform the authorities of their intention to hold a protest at least 48 hours ahead of a planned protest. It has been reported that Prime Minister Zidan will be given two weeks to submit nominations for vacant posts.
It is currently unclear when the Transparency & Integrity Commission will issue its decision on the four nominees still under review, or whether any of the rejected candidates intend to exercise their right to appeal the decision. Regardless of these pending decisions the new cabinet will take office and begin the work of government on Monday.