MORSI EGYPTIAN REGIME RESIGNATIONS: Ministers of: *Foreign *Tourism *Environment *Communications *Legal Affairs *Water Utilities (@rt_com)Via Al Jazeera
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Five Egyptian ministers have tendered their resignations from Mohamed Morsi's cabinet, a senior official has said, as protests against the president's rule filled the streets of cities throughout the country.
Earlier on Monday, the state news agency, MENA, said the ministers were considering resigning in sympathy with the protesters who were calling for the resignation of Morsi.
Those who resigned were the tourism minister, Hisham Zaazou; communication and IT minister Atef Helmi; the minister for legal and parliamentary affairs, Hatem Bagato; water minister Abdel Qawy Khalifa; and environment minister Khaled Abdel-Aal.
They handed in their letters of resignation together to Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, the official said.Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamim said the resignations were a "soft blow" for Morsi, as the ministers were not among his key Cabinet members. Tourism minister Zazou tried to resign last month after Morsi appointed Adel al-Khayat, a member of an Islamist party linked to a massacre of tourists in Luxor, as governor of the temple city. Khayat later quit.