Egyptian minister quits Mubarak`s new cabinet
Cairo: A minister has resigned from the Egyptian cabinet formed by President Hosni Mubarak in response to an uprising against his rule, a family member said on Wednesday.
Culture Minister Gaber Asfour resigned for health reasons, a member of his family said. But the website of Egypt`s main daily newspaper al-Ahram said Asfour, a writer, was under pressure from literary colleagues over the post.
It said he had believed when joining the cabinet, sworn in on January 31, that it would be a national unity government. Many figures in the cabinet retained their posts from the previous government, but Asfour was a new face.
Mubarak has announced a list of concessions including a promise of political reforms, but protesters have continued occupying Tahrir Square in central Cairo and staging daily demonstrations around the country to demand that he resign.
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