Egypt govt resigns amid corruption inquiry

CAIRO - Egypt's government has resigned and the country's oil minister has been asked to form a new cabinet within a week, the office of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said.

No official reason was given for the government's resignation.

However, a senior source was quoted as saying the aim was to reshuffle the cabinet following a corruption scandal.

Last Monday, Egypt's agriculture minister was arrested in connection with the corruption inquiry.

In a statement, the presidency said Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab had delivered the government's resignation to President Sisi who accepted it.

It said the president had asked outgoing oil minister Sharif Ismail to form the new cabinet within a week.

The outgoing government is to play a caretaker role until then, the statement said.

Comments (7)

zvawo vane govt which resigns when it fails!!!!!.....................

amazon - 14 September 2015

Zvavo wena. Ndiko kunzi government ine chido nevanhu and accountable to the nation.

chakwzi - 14 September 2015

I envy the Egyptians

X - 14 September 2015

its gud news sando ku egypt

mkanya - 16 September 2015

The government knows how volatile the Egyptians can be. So to stop such fires, they saw it fit to just resign without any chaos. I am not calling for chaotic scenes in Zim, but we have been taken for a ride for too long and the powers that be, seem to deaf and blind to problems facing the masses day in day out.

Master P - 16 September 2015

Havazive kunonzi kutonga , gvt resign ndiko kuti chii its unAfrican and uncultural , mbwende dzevarume isu tinotonga . Hakuna Dare revarume rinoparara nokuda kwekuti nyaya dzatadza kutongwa . VeMudare vanofa vachitonga .

Chaluvha - 18 September 2015

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