The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (CSFA) of Egypt, in power since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak in February, on Monday rejected the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Esam Sharaf, Egyptian state television reported, citing a military source.
Previously, the satellite channel ‘Al Jazeera’, citing unnamed sources, reported that the ruling military council on Monday had accepted the resignation of the cabinet.
But the cabinet spokesman, Mohamed Hegazy, said he was not aware that he had made a decision, while a military source said the Council was seeking to reach agreement on a new prime minister before accepting the resignation of the ministers.
The alleged resignation and the correction of the information given took place in the context of violent clashes between police and demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo.
The protesters are demanding the military to soon announce a date for the handover of power to a civilian government. (LO)