More resignations in Egypt as Mursi rejects army statement

Posted: July 3, 2013 in Human Rights, Middle East, News
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More Resignations in Egypt as Mursi Rejects Army Statement

Al Manar

The spokesmen for the Egyptian presidency and the cabinet, along with the foreign minister, offered their resignation on Tuesday as President Mohammad Mursi rejected an army statement in which it gave him 48 hours as ultimatum to meet the demands of the people.

Presidential spokesman Ehab Fahmy — who was seconded to the presidency from the foreign ministry– has tendered his resignation, a foreign ministry official told AFP.

Cabinet spokesman Alaa al-Hadidi told the official MENA news agency he had also given his notice to Prime Minister Hisham Qandil.
Foreign minister Mohammed Kamel Amr has also tendered his resignation, MENA reported.

Earlier on Monday Ministers of tourism, environment, communication and legal affairs offered their resignations, but Mursi and Qandil rejected them.

Mursi Rejects Army Ultimatum
In a statement issued overnight, the presidency insisted it would continue on its own…

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