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Four Egyptian ministers resign
Ministers resigned in protest at President Mohamed Morsi's failure to respond to nationwide protests against his rule, cabinet official says
Ahram Online, Monday 1 Jul 2013
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Four Egyptian ministers resign
Hisham Qandil (Photo: Reuters)

Four members of the Egyptian cabinet have resigned in protest at President Mohamed Morsi's failure to respond to nationwide demonstrations against his rule.

The ministers of parliamentary affairs, tourism, environment and communication tendered their resignations to Prime Minister Hisham Qandil on Monday, a cabinet official said.

The prime minister is yet to respond to the move.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Hatem Begato, formerly a judge on Egypt's High Constitutional Court, was appointed in May.

Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou tendered his resignation in mid-June over President Morsi's decision to appoint a member of Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya as governor of Luxor. The group is blamed killing 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians in the temple city in 1997.

PM Qandil refused to accept Zaazou's resignation, however, and asked him to remain in the post. The embattled Luxor governor resigned a week later following a backlash against his appointment.

Khaled Fahmy Abdel-Aal and Atef Helmi, ministers of environment and communication respectively, were both appointed in PM Qandil's first cabinet reshuffle in January.

 





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Al-Misry
01-07-2013 04:59pm
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Failed Minsters
These four minsters were falools. When they realised Morsi has won the battle they hide their faces behind resignations. These were appointed to serve their minsteries. They failed. They took an outh to serve the nation but never served. They are now unemployable by any standard . To side with the people is to give them 110% of your ability. Morsi is not a government, he is one organ of it. Morsi cannot deal with legal affairs. Bagato has to do that. Morsi cannot deal with tourism. His minster has to deal with it. If there are failures then they take the blame. That is why they running away.
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