Army-backed government resigns in Egypt

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Egypt’s army-backed government resigned Monday, state-run Nile TV said. The government headed by Prime Minister Hazem El Beblawi turned in its resignation to President Adly Mansour, the station said.

Analysts expect Army Chief Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi, who served as defense minister, to run for president. In order to run, he will have needed to resign his military post.

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