President Ramsewak Shankar and his Cabinet have presented their resignations to parliament, which is expected to name a new president and vice president by Saturday.

As the country's elected parliamentarians somberly sat in silence Thursday night, Vice President Henck Arron handed the resignations to National Assembly President Jaggernath Lachmon. Arron said the Cabinet had already resigned.The armed forces of this nation in northern South America overthrew Shankar without bloodshed on Monday and urged the parliament to elect new chief executives and hold national elections within 100 days.