Egypt anti-coup bloc discusses gov't step-down

One minister, who asked not to be named, told AA that the government had failed in three main issues: Ethiopia's Nile dam, the restoration of public security, and inflation, which has caused massive popular anger among Egyptians.

Egypt anti-coup bloc discusses gov't step-down

World Bulletin / News Desk

The anti-coup National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, the main support bloc for ousted president Mohamed Morsi, plans to meet on Monday to discuss the resignation of Egypt's interim government.

"We will meet today to discuss the repercussions of the government's resignation," senior Muslim Brotherhood leader and alliance member Mohamed Ali Beshr told Anadolu Agency.

According to Beshr, the planned meeting is aimed at forging a unified position on Monday's mass government resignation and deciding what steps to take next.

"This is a failed government that came on the heels of the ouster of a legitimate government as part of the coup against Morsi," added Imam Youssef, member of the Salafist Asala Party, a main component of the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy.

"This government came to improve the coup's image, but a handful of labor strikes doomed it to failure."

Earlier Monday, interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi tendered his government's collective resignation.

One minister, who asked not to be named, told AA that the government had failed in three main issues: Ethiopia's Nile dam, the restoration of public security, and inflation, which has caused massive popular anger among Egyptians.

Al-Beblawi was named interim prime minister on July 9 of last year – six days after the army ousted Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president.

Last Mod: 24 Şubat 2014, 16:40
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