Egypt deputy prime minister and minister of finance resigns in protest at killing of Copts: Sources

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Oct 2011

Sources have stated that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Hazem El-Beblawi has resigned from his position in protest at the government's handling of Sunday night's violent Maspero clashes, in which 24 protesters were killed and hundreds were injured.

El-Beblawi, who is a member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP) was appointed to these government posts in 16 July 2011. Ahram Online has learned that the ESDP will shortly issue a statement on El-Beblawi's resignation.

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