Reporting for The Guardian in Cairo, Patrick Kingsley says that Egypt’s Prime Minister and cabinet have resigned. Egypt’s prime minister, Hazem el-Beblawi, announced the cabinet’s decision during a televised statement. Kingsley writes:
“Egypt is braced for its sixth government since the start of the 2011 uprising, after the prime minister announced the early resignation of the entire interim cabinet on Monday afternoon.
Hazem al-Beblawy, appointed in the days following the removal of Mohamed Morsi last July, was meant to head Egypt’s government until the election of a new president, but resigned on Monday after weeks of mounting criticism.
In a televised speech, Beblawy appeared to respond to the attacks by asking Egyptians to take more personal responsibility for solving the country’s ingrained economic and social challenges.
“It is time we all sacrificed for the good of the country. Rather than asking what has Egypt given us, we should instead be asking what we have done for Egypt,” Beblawy was quoted as saying in state-run media.
He said his government had “made every effort to get Egypt out of the narrow tunnel in terms of security, economic pressures and political confusion”.
Criticism of his government had peaked in recent weeks amid large strikes in industrial cities, and widespread electricity blackouts.”
This story is developing.
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