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  Adar 24, 5774 , 24/02/14

In Unexpected Move, Egypt's Interim Govt. Resigns

Beblawi took office in July after Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohammed Morsi was deposed by the military. Tensions between the Muslim Brotherhood and the army have left the country in a state of disorder since, as the government has cracked down on the group and Morsi is currently on trial.

Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said the decision to resign was made after a cabinet meeting attended by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is widely expected to step down from his military post and run for president by mid-April, a competition he is expected to win easily.



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