Selasa, 01 Februari 2011

Mubarak: I Stay Egyptian President

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak finally appeared on local television. In a live broadcast, said Mubarak would not run in Egypt's elections in September 2011. He said, "For that, I still will work as President in the coming months to make the process of peaceful transition of power. "While assuring the people, Mubarak said, "I do this step after all these years I led the Egyptians. It's for people that I love." 

Mubarak also expressed wishes to terminate his position as President of Egypt in an atmosphere of peace without violence. According to him, the turmoil of recent days occurred in Egypt ridden by his political enemies. Mubarak said, "I've always keeping rules, and respect the rules." He added, "Let kedepankan dialogue and discussion on current issues."
Meanwhile, millions of protesters continue to demand Mubarak to resign. 83-year-old Mubarak has served as President since October 1981 after the death of President Anwar Sadat. Then after that Mubarak was re-elected in 1987, 1993, 1999 and 2005. He promised to oversee a transitional government until the next presidential election, scheduled for September 2011. 

Mubarak promised to reform the constitution, especially Article 76, which makes it almost impossible for independent candidates to run for president. And he said the government would focus on improving the economy and providing employment. 

"My new government will be responsive to the needs of young people," he said. "This will fulfill the request and assist the return of stability and security." 

Mubarak also said that he would "die in this country" - a message to the protesters that he was not planning to flee into exile like the former President of the tumble Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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