Egypt's deputy prime minister resigns

Photo: Egypt's deputy prime minister resigns / Arab World

Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Bahaa Eddin announced he has resigned from Egypt's military-backed cabinet in order to "resume his political, party and legal activity outside the government.", dpa reported.

Bahaa Eddin, who also held the position of minister of international cooperation, said in a statement that his decision came after a new constitution was passed, signalling the end of a "key phase of the road map, where it was important to preserve unity and overcome all odds."

The resignation was dated January 23.

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