April 30th, 2012
02:53 PM ET

Egyptian military source: No Cabinet shuffle pending

(CNN) - Egypt's ruling military council does not plan to reshuffle the nation's civilian government, a military source told CNN Monday, contradicting a leading lawmaker's assertion that a Cabinet overhaul was imminent.

Saad al-Katatni, the speaker of Egypt's lower house of parliament, said Sunday that the council would announce changes to the Egyptian government in a matter of days.

But a senior military source for Egypt's military council contradicted that claim Monday.

"No reshuffle is planned within the Cabinet," said the source, who asked not to be identified. "Al-Katatni can say whatever he wants."

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  1. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    In other words, " We the military rulers will not relinquish power".

    April 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    That was my thought *exactly*!

    April 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    I'm just relieved. The Shuffle is outdated, like the Watusi.

    April 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      And the Hustle.

      April 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    What little news comes out of that area now doesn't seem to bode well. The way it's going over there in the ME, it could be one giant collage of islamic rule, which in turn doesn't bode well for the rest of the world.

    April 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Dang it, Rawr!
    You beat me to it again, with the Hustle!
    Can I use the "Electric Slide" here, or is it too soon for that?

    April 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      As long as you leave me the Mashed Potatos, Twist, Monkey, Frug and last but absolutely nut the least, The Jerk.

      April 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Is it any wonder, with the dances we used to do, that we have back problems now ?
      It used to be,Let your back bone slip. Now it does it on it's own.

      April 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      What, no Swim?

      April 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      lol...would like to see the drunken alligator wedding dance

      April 30, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. raven

    Lol, bobcat...you do make me laugh.

    April 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Dang. Still no mention of the tunnels running beneath Israel's border with Egypt with enough black market diamonds and Uzzi brand machine guns to make Egypts's former President Mubarek and a select group of Jewish businessmen among the richest men in the world, and "made in Israel" the second-most common inscription found on ullegal weapons. (plus many unscrupulous diamonds are a girls best friend)

    April 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. G. Zeus™

    I came to see what was in the cards and ended up shuffling my feet.

    April 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    @ bobcat
    rightly said " we the military rulers will not relinquish power". So what do we the champions of democracy who like to have our fingers in every pie found on this planet do now?
    @ Philip
    With the Egyptian military in power & our aid to them kept flowing, it would remain business as usual in those tunnels.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |