Egypt PM promotes successes ahead of Friday protest

May 26, 2011 02:13

CAIRO - Egypt's Prime Minister promoted his interim government's achievements on Wednesday since taking office in February before a rally planned in Cairo on Friday.

Facebook groups, which helped oust President Hosni Mubarak in February, have been complaining about what they see as slow political and economic reforms and delays by the military council and the interim government in bringing to justice former officials charged with abuse of power and graft.

They have called for a massive demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the hub of protests that toppled Mubarak, on Friday in what they dubbed the "second revolution".

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, in an address on state television, did not mention Friday's protest, but appealed to Egyptians to give his government time to meet their demands.

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