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February 11, 2011


Egyptian Military Backs Mubarak

The Egyptian military "has thrown its weight behind Hosni Mubarak's decision not to resign as president and to transfer most of his powers to his vice-president," The Guardian reports.

In a statement, the military announced it would lift a 30-year-old state of emergency "as soon as current circumstances end", but gave no specific timeframe.

New York Times: "In a direct appeal to the demonstrators to end protests that have forced the autocratic Mr. Mubarak to make once unthinkable concessions, the military said that people should return to work and resume normal life. The turmoil has cost Egypt dearly in terms of its economy, the prestige of its leaders and its vaunted reputation for stability."














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