INSIDE BASEBALL: Khairat Al Shater Appointed to Economic Team

Here’s some gossip for you.  

Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi has appointed Khairat Al Shater as some kind of senior economic advisor in the presidential palace, reporting only to the president and other senior politicians, Egyptian daily Al Watan reports (Arabic), citing unnamed sources.

Mr Al Shater will even have his own office in Al Ittahdiya palace.

The story suggests the move is in an effort to quieten down Mr Al Shater and cover up an increasing divide between the between the new president and the senior Muslim Brotherhood businessman.

This story hasn’t been confirmed by the presidential office, but it does give readers a sneak peak into the thinking in political circles at the moment.

Rebel Economy brought to your attention last week how a series of thinly veiled attacks by Mr Al Shater on the president suggest an increasing divide between the two.  




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