Beblawi speaks out on Egyptian government's resignation
“Today the cabinet took a decision to offer its resignation to the president of the republic…For the past six to seven months, the government assumed its responsibilities and duties... the government did not spare any efforts to get Egypt out of a bad phase,” said Beblawi, adding “this is not the time for personal interests. The nation is above everybody.”
Government spokesman Hany Saleh told AFP that Monday’s decision was based on a “feeling that new blood is needed.”
“Egypt is moving forward. This decision will not affect foreign relations or internal stability,” he said.
Meanwhile, an unnamed Egyptian official told Reuters that “this (government resignation) was done as a step that was needed ahead of Sisi’s announcement that he will run for president.”
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the head of the Egyptian military, is expected to launch a presidential bid.