Egypt’s Entire Cabinet Resigns From Office
Cairo, June 6, 2018, (AltAfrika) – Egypt’s cabinet submitted its resignation to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday following his swearing-in for a second term after a landslide election victory.
The government, headed by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, will stay on in a caretaker capacity until the new one is appointed.
The move is routine ahead of the formation of a new government after Sisi’s easy re-election in March. All serious opponents had withdrawn beforehand from the race.
Since the election dozens of mostly secular or socialist critics of Sisi have been arrested and are being investigated on charges that include spreading fake news and belonging to illegal or terrorist organisations.