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Reshuffle due to be announced later

 

The new-look Manx government should be known later today.

 

It’s understood the chief minister will this afternoon announce his planned reshuffle which is due to come into effect on April 1.

 

Significant ministerial change has been predicted as part of the government restructuring.

It will be two in, three out when the chief minister confirms his new team this lunchtime.

 

While out with the old and in with the new was anticipated, it will not be as radical as some were expecting.

 

Five of the current team will retain their existing ministries, with one current minister taking on the newly created cabinet role.

 

As for the new faces, both were elected to the House of Keys for the first time in September 2011 and are drafted in after Allan Bell indicated his intention to blood at least two backbenchers as part of his succession planning.

 

 

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