Egypt's housing minister says asked to form new government: Al-Ahram

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 25, 2014 7:08 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Outgoing Egyptian housing minister Ibrahim Mahlab said he had been asked to form a new government, the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website.

Mahlab was speaking to Al-Ahram after meeting interim President Adly Mansour, who officially asked him to form the new cabinet. Mahlab said he would immediately begin consultations, Al-Ahram said.

The government of Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi resigned on Monday. Beblawi was appointed in July after the army removed president Mohamed Mursi from power following mass protests against his rule.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by John Stonestreet)