Mubarak has once again disappointed his people
After weeks of protests against his reign, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was expected set to step down this morning. But while celebrations erupted in Tahrir Square, the people were quickly disappointed to learn through a pre-recorded speech that he intends to stay in power until the next election.
While he did announce some changes in how Egypt will be ruled, he is clearly intending to cling to power. The world’s jubilation that he was cowing to pressure was shortlived indeed.
For all the latest, including links to live feeds from Tahrir Square, Twitter feeds, picture galleries and background, head to news.com.au.
US President Barack Obama, among those who believed Mubarak would retire today, called it a “moment of transformation”.
“What is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. It is a moment of transformation that is taking place because the people of Egypt are calling for change,” he said.
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