Egypt Cabinet authorises Qandil to propose solutions to presidency

Al-Ahram Arabic Website, Tuesday 2 Jul 2013

Amid ongoing nationwide protests, Prime Minister Hisham Qandil to propose Cabinet's political solutions to president, calls on Egyptians to avoid violence

Hesham Qandil
Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil (Photo: AP)

The Egyptian Cabinet met on Wednesday to discuss political alternatives for Egypt to avoid further violence amid ongoing nationwide protests against President Mohamed Morsi.

The Cabinet authorised Prime Minister Hisham Qandil to raise the proposals of the cabinet to the president to help find political solutions to resolve the current crisis, within the boundaries of the constitutional legitimacy.

The prime minister discussed the situation in the country, stressing the importance of keeping the grounds won during the January 25 Revolution and protecting the lives of Egyptian citizens.

He asserted that the government is bearing its responsibility to the nation without discrimination at such difficult times, calling every Egyptian to put effort in building and avoid destructive calls.

Qandil also expressed the Cabinet's condolences to the families of slain protesters over the past two days and wished for recovery to those injured.

On Monday, the ministers of parliamentary affairs, tourism, environment and communication tendered their resignations to Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, a cabinet official said. The prime minister is yet to respond to the move.

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