01 Feb '11, 10pm

Egypt President Mubarak said he will not run for re-election in Sept, but rejected demands that he quit immediately

Egypt President Mubarak said he will not run for re-election in Sept, but rejected demands that he quit immediately

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak addresses the nation on Egyptian State TV in this still image taken from video. -- PHOTO: REUTERS CAIRO - EGYPTIAN President Hosni Mubarak said on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in September but rejected demands that brought a million people on to the streets around the country that he quit immediately. The veteran president's announcement in a televised address to the nation drew angry jeers from demonstrators who again defied a curfew to spend the night in the capital Cairo's Tahrir Square - epicentre of the eight straight days of protests. His insistence that he would remain at the helm to oversee the transition also fell far short of the demands of opposition groups that have set him a Friday deadline to quit to allow a clear break with his 30-year rule. Despite years of studied ambiguity over whether he would seek a new term in Se...

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