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Shafiq's resignation came after youth met with army command

The Youth Coalition of the January 25 Revolution claims victory for another demand as interim prime minister goes

Ahmed Eleiba, Thursday 3 Mar 2011
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Ahmed Shafiq’s resignation came after the January 25 Youth Coalition held a meeting with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces last week, says the coalition spokesman.

Nasser Abdel Hameed, the group’s spokesmen, told Ahram Online that they expect more ministers from the old regime to be sacked in the coming days. The ministers expected to be removed include Mahmoud Wagdy, minister of interior, Ahmed Abul-Gheit, minister of foreign affairs and Mamdouh Mary, minister of justice.

Abdel Hameed added that it is possible that the coalition will halt the sit-ins that were scheduled to be held tomorrow and the following Friday after Shafiq stepped down. However, he expects more protests to be held to demand that the rest of the revolutionary demands are met. 

These demands include that presidential elections are held before parliamentary elections, and the creation of a law governing party formation to give the youth who want to form political parties a chance to do so.

The demands also include the dissolution of the state security apparatus, the release of all political detainees and the trial of all those who organised the “Battle of the Camel,” on 2 February that resulted in the death of many protesters.

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Akram Malik
04-03-2011 04:56am
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Sir, it is about time that the military rulers of Egypt realise that piecemeal reforms would not be in the interest of the Egyptian people. Steady as she goes, is not the way, to remove one minister at a time or to make token reforms. In my humble opinion, it is time for a bald action. To do away with all the remnants of the old regime and give the people of Egypt a fresh new start
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