Hazem el-Beblawi

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In Surprise, Egypt's Government Resigns

Most media reports say it's so al-Sisi can run for president

(Newser) - In what the AP is calling a "surprise move," Egypt's interim PM today announced that the country's 7-month-old military-backed government will resign. Hazem el-Beblawi made the announcement regarding his Cabinet in a live TV address; it's unclear whether he'll helm the replacement government or... More »

Egypt PM: We Should Ban Muslim Brotherhood

Gov't considers his idea, as security forces storm mosque

(Newser) - With more than 700 now dead in four days of violence, Egypt's PM has proposed a ban on the Muslim Brotherhood, and the government says it's now looking into the possibility, Reuters reports. "There will be no reconciliation with those whose hands have been stained with blood... More »

'Horrific Here': Egypt Death Toll Passes 500

More protest marches planned for today

(Newser) - Egypt is bracing for yet more violence today. The Muslim Brotherhood has called for protest marches in Cairo, and hundreds already are marching in Alexandria, reports Reuters . Meanwhile, the government has raised the official death toll to 525 and the injury count to about 3,700, reports the AP , but... More »

Egypt Names New PM, ElBaradei as VP

Hazem el-Beblawi named as interim prime minister

(Newser) - Opposition leader and pro-democracy activist Mohamed ElBaradei—who was named , then un-named , Egypt's interim prime minister over the weekend—will serve as interim vice president, the AP reports, citing a spokesperson for interim president Adli Mansour. (Rather than going with VP, Reuters calls ElBaradei a "deputy to the... More »

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