Mubarak Speaks: Never Intended to Run Again, Won't Run Again
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is speaking now. Rough summary:
I never sought power for influence. My top priority is to restore the security and stability of the nation. I did not intend to run again. I have exhausted my life serving Egypt. I am intent on ending my career and handing over the power in a way that preserves the stability and security of the nation.
In the few months of my remaining term, I will work for the peaceful transition of power.
I will be judged by history.
Speech over. The crowd is chanting, cheering and jeckling. This falls short of what they wanted. Now they are chanting "Leave, leave." Very strong emotion in the chanting.
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