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  • Tuesday ,25 February 2014
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Egypt interim government resigns unexpectedly

By-BBC

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Tuesday ,25 February 2014

Egypt interim government resigns unexpectedly

Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi has unexpectedly announced the resignation of his government.

He gave no reason in his televised address, but it comes amid a series of strikes, including one by public sector workers and rubbish collectors.
 
The state-run newspaper al-Ahram said he had been asked to stay on as prime minister until a successor was named.
 
He was appointed in July after the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi following opposition protests.