November 25th, 2011
10:02 AM ET

Ganzouri regains PM job as Egypt braces for 'last chance' protests

Kamal Ganzouri, who served as prime minister under President Hosni Mubarak, regained the post Friday as competing protests drew tens of thousands of demonstrators in the capital.

"We are here to serve our nation," said Ganzouri, who served as Mubarak's defense minister for 20 years.

Ganzouri told reporters that Hussein Tantawi, field marshal of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and Egypt's dominant force since Mubarak's ouster in February, "made it clear to me, he is no longer willing to stay in power. If he told me otherwise, I'd not have accepted to take this role."

Ganzouri said he had asked for time to form a cabinet "that will be accepted by everyone."

Ganzouri took the job after Egypt's military rulers asked him to form a government of "national salvation."

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  1. banasy©

    "Last chance protests?" Or what?

    November 25, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat ( in a hat )

    I know banasy, I didn't really understand that statement. Last chance protest ?????

    November 25, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Kind of strange terminology being used...

    November 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    "Competing protests"?
    What the hell does *that* mean?

    November 25, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Are they saying that they're going to let them have one more protest, and then they're going to break their backs ?

    November 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    I don't know, bc(iah).
    The wording is really odd.

    November 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Andreas Moser

    Egypt, you have done it the wrong way round: Not the Army should have accepted the resignation of the Cabinet, but the Cabinet should have accepted the resignation of the Army.

    November 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |