Archive for: February 2014

Industrialist Ibrahim Mehlib Declared as New Egyptian Prime Minister

Departing Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi shocked the country upon his resignation of Prime Minister Tuesday. Egypt’s new Prime Minister was a former member of Hosni Mubarak’s regime. Ibrahim Mehlib had promised Egypt in his speech that he will build his own government within three to four days.

He said that he will be working together with the country to restore the safety and security of Egyptians and to continue to fight the upscaling Islamic militant action in all parts of the country. Mehlib said that it will restore order necessary enough for Egypt’s economy to rise once again.

Mehlib will remain as Prime Minister of the Interim Government until the public votes for a new president. Egyptian Army Chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi , who was responsible for the topple of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013, had declared his candidacy for the position amid investigations regarding the Egyptian Army’s actions involving abuse of detainees and protesters during the Egyptian protests.

According to former Egyptian Finance Minister Samir Radwan, Mehlib is an effective leader because he gets the work done being a man of action.
However, he is still criticised for his connection to the oppressive Mubarak regime and its business elites. As he had been an industrialist during the era, he had gained wealth while the Egyptian public suffered.