Egypt's Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq steps down

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Egypt's military leaders have announced the resignation of the country's prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq.

Protesters saw Mr Shafiq as too closely associated to ousted president Hosni Mubarak's rule, observers say.

A former transport minister, Essam Sharaf is to replace the prime minister and help form a new government.

Alastair Leithead reports.

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