Mubarak doesn’t resign, but called for early elections and will not seek reelection
Egypt, February 1, 2011
While in Liberation Square thousands of people are calling for his resignation, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced that he will not resign, but asked the Parliament to anticipate the elections, and he won’t be part of them.
“The important thing now is to restore stability and security of my country to transfer responsibility to the next rulers, so that elections are conducted in a climate of peace,” Mubarak said.
“I will not show up in the next elections. I will work hard on the necessary steps to transfer power to the legitimate person.”
In turn, the President asked the Parliament to hold early elections and to change the constitution so that the periods of Government could be functional to the people.
“I ask God to help me perform my job the remaining time,” asked Mubarak, to achieve an “Egypt stronger, with confidence, stability, unity, and more aware of their own interests and more careful not to sacrifice their destination.”
“I am proud of the years I gave to Egypt. I lived, fought and gave everything for the sovereignty of Egypt,” concluded.