Today, President Abdel Fattah Sisi accepted the Egyptian government’s resignation, marking the second time in two years that the government has resigned (the last being February 2014).
The announcement came several days after the minister of agriculture, Salah El Din Helal was arrested on charges of corruption. Although an official reason has yet to be announced, the presidency stated simply that “The prime minister (Ibrahim Mahlab) handed the government’s resignation to the president who accepted.”
However, until a new cabinet is named, the current cabinet will remain in place with Mahlab as the interim Prime Minister.
This story is developing.
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