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Egypt's prime minister quits, new govt soon: army

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Posted: Mar 18, 2011 3:53 PM
Egypt's prime minister quits, new govt soon: army

CAIRO (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)