News

Egypt’s Interim Government Resigns

Egypt’s Interim Government Resigns

EGYPT-POLITICS-UNREST
Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi

In a televised address, Interim Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi announced that the government had submitted its resignation to Interim President Adly Mansour after a short cabinet meeting.

According to Beblawi, the government had done all it can to restore security and to lead Egypt through its transitional phase. However, Beblawi added that the government cannot act alone, and that for the country to strive and stabilise, all Egyptians needed to work together for the future they aspire for.

However, Beblawi did not provide a solid reason for the resignation. Analysts have attributed the decision to increasing unpopularity of the government, including strikes across various fields: from public transport to police and doctor strikes.

While initial reports stated that Housing Minister Ibrahim Mahlab would become Egypt’s new Prime Minister, Mahlab denied that he had been offered any position.

Egypt’s Presidency further announced that the current government will continue to operate until a new one is formed.

Rumors have stated that the resignation sets Military Chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in a prime position to run for President.

The Interim Government had been appointed in July 2013 when Morsi was ousted from power following protests across the country. The deposed President is currently standing trial for espionage, killing of protesters, escape from prison and more.

Egypt's warriors at home: the struggles of female breadwinners
Three Years of Female Struggle

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt ‘Appreciates’ and ‘Trusts’ Final Saudi Investigation into Khashoggi Killing

Egyptian StreetsNovember 16, 2018

Archaeological Mission Unearths Ancient Pregnant Woman Burial

Egyptian StreetsNovember 14, 2018

Egyptian MP to Submit Bill Omitting Religion from National IDs to Parliament

Egyptian StreetsNovember 12, 2018

British Parliament Encourages Lifting the Travel Ban Imposed on Sharm El Sheikh

Nour EltiganiNovember 11, 2018

Egyptian Film ‘Yomeddine’ Wins at Geneva Film Festival

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018

UN: Food Aid to Be Doubled to 14 Million Yemenis to Avert Starvation

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018

Bedouin Tribes of ‘Sinai Trail’ Get Backing From Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018

Egyptian Committee to Amend Controversial NGO Law

Nour EltiganiNovember 9, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.