By Al Arabiya with Agencies
Egypt’s cabinet said on Monday it had resigned, as clashes raged for a third day in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, pitting police and soldiers against protesters demanding democratic change.
“The government of Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has handed its resignation to the (ruling) Supreme Council of the Armed Forces,” cabinet spokesman Mohammed Hegazy said in a statement carried by the official MENA news agency.
“Owing to the difficult circumstances the country is going through, the goverSharaf’s resignation, if accepted, threatens to derail parliamentary elections scheduled for November 28 — the first polls since Mubarak was toppled in February.nment will continue working” until the resignation is accepted, he said.
The government expressed “deep regret over the painful events, and based on this it handed its resignation (on Sunday) to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces” (SCAF).