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Egypt's Deputy PM Ziad Bahaa El-din resigns

Ziad Bahaa El-Din says that after the approval of the new constitution his role in the roadmap was complete

Ahram Online, Monday 27 Jan 2014
Ziad Bahaa El-Din
PM Ziad Bahaa El-din at UNESCWA conference on social justice in transitional societies, 2012 (Photo: UN-ESCWA YouTube account)
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Egypt’s interim-deputy prime minister and international cooperation minister Ziad Bahaa El-Din has announced his resignation.

In a statement written on Thursday and published on his official Facebook page on Monday, Bahaa El-Din explained that after the ratification of the new constitution he believed that his role in the transitional road map was complete and that he could return to "political, partisan and legal work."

"The ratification of the constitution by an overwhelming majority establishes new legitimacy and by achieving progress in the cabinet’s programs for economic developments and social justice announced in September 2013, the main phase in the road map has been finalized," he said.

"We start a new phase in which the country is preparing for upcoming elections and to complete the road map, I hope you accept my resignation," Bahaa El-Din wrote.

He added that the transitional phase "should have preserved unity and overcome differences so that country would have survived the constitutional and economic collapse caused by the former regimes."

Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi has yet to look into Bahaa El-Din's resignation, Cabinet Spokesman Hany Salah El-Din told MENA.

Bahaa El-Din had sometimes expressed criticism of decisions by the interim government including a controversial protest law.

He was appointed deputy-prime minister and minister of cooperation in July 2013 as part of the interim government formed after the ouster of Morsi on 3 July. 

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28-01-2014 08:18am
forcasting too late
The second El Baradie....Just he understood the in which he is trvelling is wrong... wel done Mr. Ziad, too late too short.
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28-01-2014 07:31am
Job accomplished
Good job done.Thanks bringing back the old regime in new form wrost then mubarak.Soul's of the Martyrs of Jan 2011 revolutions and victoms in hand of the regime will never forgive those who betrayed them.If our liberals & Islamist have little shame and regret they must appologize their mistakes for bringing back the oppressor and start a new journy agains the tyrants.
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27-01-2014 08:10pm
Grave damage
He never had the intent or the competency to deliver. Wasted precious time fumbling and hesitating. Created massive time gap in the search for recovery. Hope the successor will be able to mend and repair the grave damage left behind.
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