Egypt PM accepts deputy resignation

Egypt PM accepts deputy resignation Cairo: Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf accepted the resignation of his deputy premier, whose removal had been called for by protesters, the cabinet's Facebook page said on Tuesday.

Yehia el-Gamal had previously offered his resignation but it was rejected by the ruling military council, who are now under new pressure from demonstrators camping in Tahrir Square for the fifth day of protests seeking faster reforms.

The council earlier on Tuesday said it backed the Prime Minister in his work.

Bureau Report