Egypt’s ruling army council called for crisis talks involving the country’s political parties and other public figures on Tuesday, after Prime Minister Essam Sharaf tendered the resignation of his government on Monday. The country faces extreme political volatility as mass protests erupted last weekend in Cairo with demonstrators demanding that the military exit politics. The unrest is casting a shadow on a series of parliamentary elections due to start next Monday. The majority of Egyptian politicians, however, asked the ruling council to call Egyptians to the poll as scheduled, despite the protests, Reuters reports.
Egyptian cabinet offers resignations
Military calls for crisis talks
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