Mubarak’s Prime Minister Resigns

by Matthew Shaffer

As the Times reports, Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafiq resigned today. Shafiq, you will remember, was appointed in the final days of Mubarak’s rule, after he fired the rest of his government as a concession on January 29th. Shafiq has since been tainted by his association with Mubarak, and his ousting was one of the main demands of those Egyptians who continue to demonstrate. Other demands, including the end to the emergency law, the release of political prisoners, and the dismantling of the security state, remain unmet.