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Who controls Egypt’s religious institutions? How the top of the executive, security apparatus loom over the 3 institutional houses of Islam

Mokhtar Gomaa, the endowments minister and longest serving Cabinet member, raised eyebrows at his ministry in May, when he asked his aides to prepare a list of properties that could be attractive to foreign investors to help the state generate money, according to a source at the ministry.

House passes 2022/23 state budget amid critique of earmarks for debt servicing, lavish allowances, megaprojects

After weeks of tense debates, the pro-state parliamentary majority headed by the Nation’s Future Party led the final approval of the general budget for Fiscal Year 2022/23 in the House on Tuesday, despite significant criticism for its steep earmarks for debt servicing, megaprojects and judicial bodies.