Mubarak Stepping Down

Friday, 11 February 2011

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Mubarak Stepping Down: Egypt’s President Announces He Will Not Budge

Mubarak stepping down from his governing seat as leader of Egypt was what protesters in the region had hoped to see and hear when the president delivered his nationally televised speech on Thursday.

Instead, Mubarak reiterated his earlier statement by saying that he would remain in the seat of power until the next presidential elections were held in September.

Although, Mubarak did concede to one thing: Mubarak continued his address by informing the crowd that he would also be passing off responsibilities to Egypt’s vice-president, Omar Suleiman, saying, “For the benefit of this country, I have decided to assign the tasks of the president to the vice president according to the constitution.” ( Read Mubarak Stepping Down more ... )

Mubarak Defies Rumors, Not Stepping Down: Join the Live Chat

The biggest protest yet could take place in Cairo Friday after President Mubarak defied rumors and didn't not step down. Instead he "delegated powers" to the his vice president. We'll have the latest developments from Egypt and tonight's other headlines. ( Read Mubarak Stepping Down more ... )

A Defiant Mubarak Refuses to Step Down [Update]

Defying expectations, Hosni Mubarak has refused to step down before the September elections. The Egyptian autocrat tried to couch the demands for his ouster as a foreign-led movement, enraging tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square for the seventeenth straight day of demonstrations against his regime.

Mubarak, calling his citizens "sons and daughters," said he was committed to a transfer of power by means of "fair and square elections." Mubarak acknowledged mistakes by his regime and promised "as soon as possible to hold accountable the people who committed them." Minus himself, of course. ( Read Mubarak Stepping Down more ... )

Stong likelihood of Mubarak stepping down: CIA director

Cairo/Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) There is a strong likelihood that embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down Thursday night, CIA Director Leon Panetta has told the US Congress.

Mubarak has agreed to yield power to his vice president, CNN quoted a senior US official as stating, citing contacts within the Egyptian government.

Speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information, the official said that given the mixed signals sent throughout the crisis that 'we need to see it happen'. ( Read Mubarak Stepping Down more ... )

Mubarak stepping down tonight?

Update 22:12: listened to Mubarak’s speech on Al Jazeera English. He is not leaving, and it doesn’t seem like he’s offering anything new that is significant. The crowd in Tahrir Square definitely did not appreciate it, very angry response from there. It remains to be seen what the army and other parties will do going forward; quite a confusing situation in Egypt right now with several conflicting signals. ( Read Mubarak Stepping Down more ... )

Mubarak stepping down as military moves to fill vacuum

Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak is reportedly stepping down. Gen. Hassan al-Roueini has told thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square that “All your demands will be met today.” Associated Press says Mubarak will address the nation tonight. ( Read Mubarak Stepping Down more ... )

NBC Reporting Mubarak Stepping Down

NBC’s Richard Engel is reporting that Hosni Mubarak, facing a nationwide strike and international pressure, will finally step down tonight, on the 17th day of protests against his dictatorship. Al Jazeera live feed, its Egypt coverage besting every US news channel as per usual, is here. Mubarak was absent from a meeting of the Egyptian Military Council today, which issued a statement that it was considering Mubarak’s future. ( Read Mubarak Stepping Down more ... )

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