Sources: Wafd secretary to be named new tourism minister

The general secretary of the Wafd party, Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, has been chosen as Egypt's new tourism minister, informed sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

He accepted the post after consulting fellow party leaders, the same sources said.

Abdel Nour is the scion of a venerable Coptic family, a renowned economic expert and a former parliamentarian. He is a grandchild of Fahkry Abdel Nour, who was one of the closest friends of nationalist leader Saad Zaghloul, the leader of the 1919 revolution against the British occupation.

Egypt is expecting a government reshuffle within the next few hours. Reports say that vacant seats will be filled and some familiar government faces will be replaced with opposition figures.

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