Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree Sunday evening appointing 17 new provincial governors.
Seven of the new governors are members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which the president hails, including those appointed to the Nile Delta governorates of Gharbiya and Menoufiya.
Adel El-Khayat, a member of the former militant group Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya, was appointed governor of Upper Egypt’s touristic city of Luxor.
The appointments mean that the Muslim Brotherhood now controls the governorships in ten out of the country’s 27 provinces.
Sunday’s appointments also mean that at least nine other governorates will be run by military and police generals.
The newly-appointed governors are to be sworn in on Monday at the Presidential Palace in Cairo.
The last gubernatorial reshuffle – which included ten governorates – occurred last September.
The new governors:
Governor of Alexandria: Maher Babers
Governor of Red Sea: Major-General Tarek Mahdi
Governor of Ismailia: Hassan El-Hawi
Governor of Marsa Matrouh: Badr Tantawi El-Ghandour
Governor of New Valley: Mahmoud Mohamed Khalifa
Governor of Port Said: Samah Ahmed Qandil
Governor of Aswan: Ismail Hassan Attiyet-Allah
Governor of Damietta: Tarek Fatah-Allah Khidr
Governor of Luxor: Adel Asaad El-Khayat
Governor of Qena: Salah Abdel-Meguid
Governor of Beni Suef: Adel Abdel-Moneim Hassan
Governor of Daqahliya: Sobhi Atteya Younis
Governor of Menoufiya: Ahmed Shaarawi Mohamed
Governor of Qalioubiya: Hossam Abul-Ezz
Governor of Gharbiya: Ahmed El-Beili
Governor of Beheira: Osama Ibrahim Suleiman
Governor of Fayoum: Gaber Abdel-Salam Ibrahim
Source : Ahram