The Egyptian president's resignation may be imminent by the CIA, Egyptian Prime Minister and senior Egyptian officials. Hosni Mubarak to intervene on TV this evening about 21 hours. Things seem to be accelerating Thursday, February 10 in Egypt. Rumors about a possible resignation of President Hosni Mubarak seems to indicate. First, the secretary of the ruling party, Hossam Badrawi, discussed the resignation of Hosni Mubarak on the BBC. "I expect that President meets the demands of the people because what matters to him in the end it's stability, the position does not matter to him now," he said. Asked about a possible appearance of President Mubarak on Friday to announce a decision on this matter, the party's general secretary said: "It could be before that."
Indeed, state television announced just after qu'Hosni Mubarak would address the nation on the evening from the presidential palace in Cairo. The Head of State met with 18 hours to his vice-president Omar Suleiman, announced on state television. The station broadcast pictures of Mubarak and Suleiman talking, but it was not clear when the footage was shot. The Head of State later met Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, according to the same source.
Asked about the announcement conveyed by the media of a possible fast start, the CIA said it was "highly probable" that the Egyptian president leaves office in the evening, according to its director Leon Panetta at a congressional hearing. The agency believes that Omar Suleiman will probably be his successor. In Pictures
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"No decision has been made"
However, the Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik has said it immediately after the announcement of Hossam Badrawi, the state television that "everything is in the hands" of President Hosni Mubarak. "Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik assured in a statement to Nile TV that everything was in the hands of President Hosni Mubarak. No decision has been taken," according to comments reported by the official MENA news agency.
Earlier, the Supreme Council of the armed forces had said in a statement that he had met "to discuss measures to preserve the nation" and "to support the legitimate demands of the people" which shook the regime.
"Everything that is discussed in the supreme council of the armed forces is communicated to the chief of the armed forces," said Hossam Badrawi, referring to the Egyptian president.
The Army wants to preserve the nation
"Given the responsibility of the armed forces and their commitment to protect the people and protect its interests and its security, and to ensure the security of the nation and citizens, and achievements of the great Egyptian people, and to support requests people's legitimate, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces met today Thursday, February 10, "the Army announced in a statement. The council said it had met "to discuss developments in the situation until today, and decided to continue to stay together," said a soldier reading a statement on television.
The atmosphere was highly charged among the protestors in Tahrir Square in Cairo, after the announcement. About 200,000 people were gathered, the largest gathering of night on this placeAucun troop movement was recorded in the vicinity, according to AFP journalists.
Despite the threat of power to involve the army in case of "chaos", the protesters remained very much involved, Tahrir Square in Cairo Thursday for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who has failed to quell a revolt unprecedented.