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Report: Mubarak to step down from Egypt government within hours

HAARETZ.com

February 10, 2011 | 9:57 am

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will reportedly step down from Egypt’s government on Thursday evening, according to sources cited by NBC News.

Mubarak is due to issue a statement to the nation on Thursday evening, in which it is widely reported he will announce his resignation.

CIA director Leon Panetta said Thursday that there is a “strong likelihood” that Mubarak will resign Thursday night.

“There’s a strong likelihood that Mubarak may step down this evening, which would be significant in terms of where the, hopefully, orderly transition in Egypt takes place,” Panetta told a congressional hearing.

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