Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb and his cabinet resigned on Saturday following corruption allegations against them. The investigation last week of Agriculture minister, Saleh el-Din Helal for allegedly collecting $1 million in bribes opened the floodgate of corrupt allegations against the top officials. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi accepted the ministers resignation, but said they would only go at the appointment of a new body. He also ordered the Oil minister, Sherif Ismail, to form a new cabinet within one week. The Egyptian government has long been plagued by corruption allegations, Arab News said.
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