Mubarak gets dissenters out of Egyptian Cabinet
President Hosni Mubarak assembled a new Cabinet team Wednesday after sharp ministerial differences over how to tackle Egypt's visibly deteriorating economy.
Out of the Cabinet went seven ministers who, according to political sources, had urged cuts in subsidies to bring down an estimated budget deficit of $5.8 billion for 1982-83. The sources said Mr. Mubarak balked at the prospect of the national unrest that such cuts might bring.
The President replaced the outgoing ministers with five newcomers to government.