Egypt’s interim prime minister, Hazeem el-Beblawi, on Monday announced the resignation of his Cabinet.
Though the resignation of the government came as a surprise, it ia bwlieved that the move might be part of the plot that will enable the country’s military chief to leave his post as Defence Minister and run for president.
The Hazem el-Beblawi-led government came to power last July after Abdel-Fettah el-Sissi, the defense minister, overthtrew President Mohammed Morsi.
The government’s resignation came on the heels of strikes and protests which saw public transport workers and garbage collectors refusing to go to work.
In his speech, El Beblawi admitted that his cabinet worked in difficult conditions. He however stated that his government has been able to put Egypt in a better place than it was when he took over.
He said “the Cabinet has over the past six or seven months shouldered a very difficult responsibility . In most cases the results were good.”