March 3, 2011 / 9:41 AM / 8 years ago

Egypt's prime minsiter quits, new govt soon-army

CAIRO, March 3 (Reuters) - Egypt’s military rulers have accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and appointed a former transport minister, Essam Sharaf, to form a new government, the army said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement was carried on the military’s Facebook page and then confirmed to Reuters by a military spokesman. (Writing by Edmund Blair)

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