Egypt’s Prime Minister, Government To Resign Following Sisi’s Election

Egypt’s Prime Minister, Government To Resign Following Sisi’s Election

By News Desk | The Trent on June 9, 2014
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Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi smiles during a visit to Moscow, on Feb. 13. He is popular among many Egyptians and is considered likely to run for president

As Egypt draws close to the inauguration of its sixth head of government in three years, the current Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb is set to leave his post as the country’s Prime Minister.

Since 2011, Egypt has changed leaders several times, after Hosni Mubarak resigned on Friday, February 11, 2011.

The government was taken over by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces led by Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi which held sway in the northern African nation until the next year when a new president, Mohammed Morsi was elected  and resumed office on June 30, 2012.

Morsi led the country for just over a year until he was deposed by riots opposing his government on July 3, 2013. For another 24 hours, the government was ruled by the General Command of the Armed Forces led by General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, which handed over government to an acting president Adly Mansour, who was given the assignment of organising an election which produced 24-hour leader, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as incumbent president.

The current Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb is about to present his government’s resignation to the country’s new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the state news agency reported on Monday.

They are due to hold talks on the formation of a new cabinet, which officials and the media say is expected to retain ministers in leading positions such as the finance portfolio.

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