Thursday, August 21, 2014   

Egypt government resigns
(02-24 19:44)

The government of Egypt's prime minister Hazem al-Beblawi submitted its resignation to interim president Adly Mansour today, the cabinet said, in a move just weeks before a presidential poll.
Egypt is due to hold the presidential election by mid-April. The defense minister and army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is widely tipped to win the poll if he stands.
But Sisi has to resign from the government and the army before he can officially announce his bid to run for president.
Beblawi's government was appointed in July after Sisi ousted Islamist Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first elected and civilian president.
“The cabinet decided in light of the current situation that the country is going through... to submit its resignation to Adly Mansour, the interim president,'' the cabinet said in a statement.—AFP

   
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