'Syrian PM, cabinet expected to resign within hours'

March 29, 2011 10:55

The Syrian prime minister and the entire cabinet were expected to resign Tuesday, AFP reported, quoting high-ranking officials in Damascus.

The official told AFP, "The government will tender its resignation today and a new cabinet should be formed within 24 hours."

The current government was formed by Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Naji Otri and was reshuffled two years ago.

Protesters have been demanding reforms from the government of Bashar al Assad, including the cancelation of the country's emergency law.

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