PAKISTAN NEWS CAIRO: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Tuesday he will resign in a few months, once a successor is chosen, a move that responds to the massive street protests, but can not satisfy many of those who want it now.
One million people, perhaps more, gathered across the country earlier in the day, shouting to an end the 30-year rule of former general who dominated the politics of the Middle East.
Cairo Tahrir, or Liberation Square was encouraging after the director of 82 years, pugnacious send state television, but also questioned whether the transition for many months is something that the opposition agrees.
“Leave, leave!” Getting song that shows the challenge Mubarak’s insistence on serving his fifth term was not well.
Looking for a comfortable jacket and tie, said: “I say, honestly, regardless of the current situation, I’m not going to name me a new presidential term, I spent enough years of my life in the service of Egypt and its people ..
“I’m absolutely determined to finish my work for the nation in a manner that ensures the safekeeping and delivery of the flag … to preserve its legitimacy and respect for the Constitution … I will work in the last months of my tenure take measures to ensure the peaceful transfer of power. ”
Mubarak has lost a key ally of the United States, which has pushed hard for him the way a democratic transition, at least to be scheduled in the September presidential elections.
Also seemed to lose all the support of the army, who said the protesters’ demands were “legitimate.”
But his appeal of the nation seemed 80000000 designed to reach past the young, urban dissidents gathered in the larger population centers afraid of change and chaos.
He accused opponents of being behind the looting and disorder in the last week and reiterated his military career as a champion of Egypt in the war, saying it would leave the country.
His departure could be re-geopolitical map of the Middle East, Israel and the effects oil giant Saudi Arabia. Stirring unrest in other Arab countries like Jordan and Yemen, sending fears of higher oil prices of the problems in Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the Suez Canal.