Pressure mounts on Mubarak to step down

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is under mounting pressure this weekend from local and international quarters to quit immediately as the country’s leader and turn power over to a transitional government headed by his vice president.

5th February, 2011
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Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is under mounting pressure this weekend from local and international quarters to quit immediately as the country’s leader and turn power over to a transitional government headed by his vice president.

The US, Germany and Britain called for a ‘‘rapid transition’’ of power. President Barack Obama said the faltering leader needed to ask himself what kind of a legacy he wanted to leave in Egypt, while British prime minister...

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