Reports: Egypt's military is considering ElBaradei to replace PM Sharaf, who resigned

Ahram Online, Tuesday 22 Nov 2011

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf's government resigned yesterday but Egypt's ruling military junta is waiting to accept and formally announce their resignation

According to the Al Hayat television channel’s political sources, Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) is considering appointing Mohamed ElBaradei as the new prime minister.

A military source told Al-Ahram daily newspaper that SCAF is still studying Prime Minister Essam Sharaf’s resignation and that parliamentary elections will not be postponed.

Parliamentary elections are set to take place 28 November.

The ruling military junta has yet to issue an official statement on the resignation of Sharaf’s government.

A Reuters report quotes a military source that says that SCAF will not accept the resignation until they agree to a replacement prime minister.

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