FILE – In this Friday, July 13, 2012 file photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds a joint news conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, unseen, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. In a posting Saturday, April 20, 2013 on his official Twitter account, Morsi promised to reshuffle the Cabinet and appoint new governors. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi says he will reshuffle the Cabinet soon, a key demand of his opposition amid divisive turmoil over a myriad of issues.
In an interview with the Al-Jazeera satellite channel, Morsi said the reshuffle would involve a number of key ministries, although he didn’t say how many.
He also did not give a timeline for the Cabinet changes or say which ministries would be affected.
It would be the second reshuffle since Morsi took office in July.
The opposition is demanding a more inclusive government, a key step that could help build consensus for reforms needed for a nearly $5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund,
The interview aired Saturday, a day after violent street clashes were sparked by concerns over the independence of the judiciary.