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Egypt House Speaker Renews Call for Cabinet Removal, MENA Says

May 03, 2012

Egypt’s parliamentary speaker renewed a call for the military to dismiss the Cabinet, saying ruling generals must act because lawmakers has rejected the government’s program, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported today.

Saad el-Katatni, the speaker of parliament’s lower house, also said an agreement would be reached next week about the formation of a panel to draft the country’s new constitution after political groups agreed on a framework, the Cairo-based agency reported.

El-Katatni had announced earlier in the week that the lower house would suspend sessions until May 6 in protest over the failure to act on repeated calls to dismiss the government. He later said the military had promised to announce a change within 48 hours - a deadline that passed two days ago with no action taken.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tarek El-Tablawy in Cairo at teltablawy@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net


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