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Egypt's housing minister says asked to form new government

CAIRO - Egypt's outgoing Housing Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said he had been asked to form a new government, the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website.

 

Mahlab was speaking to Al-Ahram after meeting interim President Adly Mansour, who officially asked him to form the new cabinet. Mahlab said he would begin consultations immediately, Al-Ahram said. (Reuters)