Arab Spring Sour: 'Egypt revolt one long military coup'





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Published on Nov 22, 2011

Egypt's ruling military council has accepted the resignation of the Cabinet and agreed to form the national salvation government. It also pledged to stage presidential elections and transfer power to a civilian government by July 1, 2012. Speaking to Egyptians on Tuesday evening, the de-facto ruler Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi stated: "I decided to accept Sharaf's government resignation, but they continue until we find an alternative." He confirmed that the next president will be elected by the end of June 2012.

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