Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak speaks at Egypt live TV, not to resign but will not run in September election

By on Feb 11, 2011 in Africa, International, Politics, World Comments

Updated: February 11, 2011 7:29 a.m.

Read Hosni Mubarak transfers all powers of President to Vice-President Omar Suleiman, Egyptian Ambassador says

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak speaks on nationwide live TV on Thursday at about 10:20 p.m. (Egypt time), but did not announced that he will resign, but rather ensuring the public that he will not participate in the election this coming September and will follow the peaceful transition of power.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Photo credit: CNN live TV

As watched by millions of people around the world in international TV stations that covered his speech and hundreds of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo, President Mubarak noted that he will transfer some of his powers to Vice-President Omar Suleiman.

“I love Egypt, I I have worked hard for its renaissance and I have never tried to have more authority, and I think the majority of other people here know very well who Hosni Mubarak is and it hurts my heart when I see and I hear from my own people.” President Hosni Mubarak said, as translated to English by CNN.

Meanwhile, the protesters were screaming in anger and very disappointed since they expect President Hosni Mubarak to be announcing that he will resign.

Some protesters begin to leave Tahrir Square and going in the direction of the presidential palace as they shout, “Leave, Mubarak!”, while others are being reported to be running towards the state TV station which broadcast the president’s live appearance speech.

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