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Politicians: Govornment resignation prelude to Al-Sisi's presidency bid

A number of Egyptian pro-coup politicians considered the resignation of the interim government as a reaction to pressures from the Minister of Defence Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi to pave the way for his presidency bid.


Founding member of the Al-Dustour Party Ahmad Saeed said that the resignation is "a normal step to pave the way for Al-Sisi's candidacy." He argued that Al-Sisi sacrificed Beblawi to guarantee his ascension to power.

Bahaa Al-Din Abu-Shuqqa, vice president of Al-Wafd Party, considered the resignation as a confession by the government that it could not fulfill its promises or provide new solutions for the people. He also explained that the move came as a prelude to Al-Sisi's presidential candidacy announcement "within the next few days".

Chairman of Al-Tahalof Al-Shaaby Al-Ishtiraki Party [The Socialist Popular Alliance] said the resignation was expected in light of the interim government's "failure to solve economic and political problems in the country."

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