CAIRO (AA) — Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb and his government resigned on Saturday amid longstanding criticisms regarding the government’s recent performance, according to a statement issued by Egypt’s presidency.
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi accepted the resignations shortly after the country’s agriculture minister, Salah Helal, was detained earlier this week amid allegations of corruption.
Egypt has been dogged by turmoil since the army ousted Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first freely elected president, in a 2013 military coup.
Since Morsi’s ouster and imprisonment, security forces have launched a harsh crackdown on the former president’s supporters, killing hundreds and throwing thousands behind bars.
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