24 February 2014

Egypt: Interim Govt Resigns

Photo: Ahmed Hamed/Aswat Masriya
Former housing minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, appointed as new prime minister.

Cairo — The Egyptian government resigned on Monday, Prime Minister Hezam el-Beblawi said in a press conference.

The interim government was formed last July following the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

The resignation comes a few month ahead of presidential elections that will held in the first half of this year where Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to run for presidency.

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