Egyptian Prime Minister Resigns From Office

Egypt's ex-army chief and leading presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his first television interview since announcing his candidacy in Cairo. (STR, AFP)

The Egyptian Prime Minister on Saturday submitted its resignation to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the presidency said, days after the agriculture minister was arrested over corruption.

"The prime minister [Ibrahim Mahlab] handed the government's resignation to the president who accepted," a statement said without giving a reason for the resignation.

It said Mahlab was asked to stay on as caretaker prime minister until a new government is formed
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