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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's presidency will replace around half a dozen ministers after accepting resignation of the minister of supplies, one government and one presidency source said.

Khaled Hanafi's resignation coincides with an investigation into whether millions of dollars intended to subsidise farmers were used to purchase wheat that did not exist.

Hanafi submitted his resignation to the cabinet on Thursday, Al Arabiya television and government sources said.

(Reporting by Cairo Newsroom; writing by Asma Alsharif; editing by John Stonestreet)


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