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July 2, 2013 11:14 am

REPORT: Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil Resigns Amid Deadly Protests, Government Denies (UPDATE)

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Egyptian PM Hisham Kandil. Photo: Wikipedia.

Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil is stepping down from his post following deadly riots in the country, Israel’s Ma’ariv reported Tuesday, citing Egyptian media.

According to the report, Qandil announced his resignation following an emergency meeting convened by government officials to address the latest protests in the country that have left at least 16 people dead.

Since the start of the protests over the weekend, 6 government ministers, including the country’s foreign minister, have stepped down.

On Monday the Egyptian Army chief-of-staff General Abdel Fateh al-Sisi gave President Mohamed Morsi forty-eight hours to find a resolution to the country’s political crisis before the army would step in. On Tuesday Morsi rebuffed the ultimatum.

UPDATE: According to a subsequent update published by Ma’ariv, Egyptian officials denied the report saying that Qandil met today with President Morsi and the head of Egypt’s military to discuss the ultimatum delivered by the military council yesterday.

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  • Luigi Rosolin

    Egyptian’s people had been mislead by the lies of prior of the election by the Muslim Brotherhood, soon they got the mandate they had persecute Christian’s in more ferocious way and the free mind people had been repress.
    USA Obama administration had give economical-military support to government that if is not stop will bring the country to a sharia law where freedom is not available and religion will dictate the Islamic terror ruling.
    Hopefully the population had not been completely brain wash by the new regime and with economical and freedom repression hopefully the regime will collapse.

  • Ben

    Glad to see President Obama is not supporting Morsi after all. I have to wonder though, what were the Egyptians thinking when they allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to take office?

    • Kisid

      Read the earlier debkafile report from Tuesday morning.

      US President Barack Obama and Chief of US General Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey intervened in the Egyptian crisis early Tuesday, July 2, in an attempt to save the besieged President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood. Obama called the Egyptian president and Gen. Dempsey phoned Chief of staff Gen. Sedki Sobhi, hoping to defuse the three-way crisis between the regime, the army and the protest movement before it gets out of hand…….(follow the link)

      http://www.debka.com/article/23088/In-direct-confrontation-Morsi-refuses-to-quit-says-army-must-withdraw-ultimatum

      Read also:-

      US Denies Urging Early Egyptian Elections
      The State Department is denying reports that the U.S. is calling on Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to schedule early elections ….. (follow the link)

      http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/169532

      When you put these two reports together, what do you get? ‘a subtle but decisive support to Morsi by the leader of the free world’

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