Mubarak did not resign, called for dialogue

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Contrary to what was expected , Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak did not say he will resign today during a TV address to the nation , but instead he said that he will not step down until a new president is selected in elections scheduled for September.

His speech today comes after his February 1 address when he promised he would not run for office again after his current term expires in September, a concession that many protesters were not satisfied with.

Mubarak refused to give in to demands of tens of thousands of anti-government protesters who took to the streets for a 17th straight day.

The dramatic announcement came after demonstrators in Cairo’s main Tahrir Square had earlier danced and sang in jubilation in expectation that Mubarak would resign.

Earlier in the day, Egyptian military officials and members of the ruling party said Mr. Mubarak will “meet protesters’ demands.”

He told the Egyptians that he is addressing them with great concerns.. Concerns about the martyrs of the revolt and concern about the families of the victims

He said he will “never in any way accept any instructions from foreign powers. ”

He reminded the Egyptians of his last speech:

– I have announced that I will not run again for the presidency.

– I have also announced that I will act responsibly to protect the constitution to ensure that the candidate chosen by the people for the presidency will win.

He told the Egyptians that he will keep his promises

He said that he has proposed a vision to get out of the current impasse which calls for “engaging in a responsible dialogue.”

He vowed to continue to pursue this vision minute-by-minute in order to transform it into reality to ensure peaceful transfer of power in September

He said the dialogue has resulted in the formation of two committees, which he has been keen on including key Egyptian figures.

He said that he has instructed the speeding up of the process of investigations into last week’s clashes and vowed to take necessary legal measures.

He called for amending 6 articles in the constitution.

” These amendments facilitate the conditions to run for presidency, monitoring elections, and granting special jurisdiction to the judiciary only. “He said

He told the nation that ” the priority now is to restore confidence between the Egyptian people.

He said ” Egypt will stand on its feet again.”

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6 responses to “Mubarak did not resign, called for dialogue”

  1. Jawad_Goudo Avatar
    Jawad_Goudo

    Trick or Treat! i am not leaving and you get off the streets..

  2.  Avatar

    Trick or Treat! i am not leaving and you get off the streets..

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    Trick or Treat! i am not leaving and you get off the streets..

  4. PROPHET.T Avatar

    I think all political analysts are giving up,and calling on psychological analysts to figure this guy out.
    The “indispensable” Mubarak is the ultimate dictator, who has been in office way too long; He is very delusional, He believes in his own greatness,He is so drunk with power, and so out of touch with reality, to the point of being almost suicidal. His speech strikes me as uniquely Husni Mubarak;a dumb speech indeed.He keeps talking about protecting and caring for the people of Egypt as of all the millions who are demanding he steps down ,are not Egyptians.
    I’m starting really to believe that He watches Egyptian state television,and believes what it says.lol
    On top of all of that, He keeps complementing ,and praising himself.lol.

    Mubarak,and Suleiman are trying to fool their people and the entire world,but they don’t not realize that ,they both look like fools..
    He won’t get it unless they drag him by his newly colored hair.
    Some one has to explain to him what إرحل وارحم means.

  5. PROPHET.T Avatar

    This dictator is trying fool his people and the entire world,but He does not realize that ,He and his advisers are fooling themselves.
    Love the way He complemented himself and his courier.

  6. PROPHET.T Avatar

    This dictator is trying fool his people and the entire world,but He does not realize that ,He and his advisers are fooling themselves.
    Love the way He complemented himself and his courier.

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