Cairo: Egypt's caretaker Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzuri announced a new cabinet on Wednesday, naming a former police chief from Cairo to the key position of Interior Minister, state television reported.
Ganzuri, a 78-year-old former premier from the era of toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak, was appointed nearly two weeks ago but had reportedly had difficulties picking a new Interior Minister to oversee the police.
Mohammed Ibrahim Yusuf, who headed police in the district of Giza in the capital, was sworn in before the head of Egypt's ruling military council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, state television said.
The new Finance Minister is Mumtaz al-Said, while the foreign minister from the former cabinet, Mohammed Kamel Amr, was reappointed.
Egypt's second caretaker cabinet appointed after the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in February resigned on November 21 under pressure from violent protests against its handling of the country's transition to democracy.