Kandil Retains Oil Portfolio in Cabinet Reshuffle 

Mr. Abd El-Hady Kandil has retained his portfolio as Oil Minister in a cabinet reshuffle on 5 September. He has held this position since July of last year (MEES, 23 July 1984) in the government of the outgoing Prime Minister, Mr. Kamal Hasan 'Ali.

The new Prime Minister is Dr. 'Ali Lutfi, a 50-year old former Minister of Finance (October 1978-May 1980) and a respected economist. His appointment reflects President Husni...