Ahmed’s resignation was formally accepted today by the Press Syndicate Council. An emergency meeting on Saturday will be held to determine a temporary substitute, with the candidates currently under consideration being Abdel Mohsen Salama and Salah Abdel Maqsoud.
|Makram Mohammed Ahmed|
Three thousand protesters gathered on Tuesday in Tahrir Square to voice their anger that most of the January 25 Revolution demands have not been met. Standing in the middle of the square, protesters held a large banner listing six “demands” they claim have not been met since former president Hosni Mubarak stepped down on 11 February. The demands include the dissolving of the Ahmed Shafiq government, cancellation of the country’s state security intelligence, lifting the state of emergency, creation of a presidential council made up of two civilians and one army officer and the immediate release of all political prisoners.
The new cabinet was installed yetsrday. Apart from prime minisyer Ahmed Shafiq also the following ministers from the previous cabinet stay in place: Samiha Fawzy as industry minister; Ahmed Abul Gheit as foreign minister; Mamdouh Marei as justice minister; and Mahmoud Wagdy as interior minister.