Sunday, February 6, 2011

'Mubarak glued to seat of power'

Cairo's Liberation Square remains flooded with demonstrators who call on President Hosni Mubarak to immediately step down.
As protesters across Egypt enter their 13th consecutive day calling for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's immediate resignation, analyst Roula Talj says Mubarak “is glued to his seat,” following his 30 years in power.

Mubarak is doing his best to stay in power “as well as people like Omar Suleiman and other figures of the former regime” Talj said in an exclusive interview with Press TV.

“There are regional and international forces trying to gain time until they find a decent alternative” she added.

It is “the decision of the people of Egypt right now [if] they would like to go forward with their own agenda or wait for the West to realize what is going on and put a grip over the revolution,” she noted.

Egyptians seek Mubarak's resignation after 13 days of protests that has already claimed over 300 lives and thousands of injuries, according to the United Nations.

The protesters named the 13th day as “Day of Martyrs,” to honor fallen martyrs in the North African country.

The protesters have managed to keep their position despite a heavy army presence and attacks by pro-government thugs.

They say their achievements in recent days make it impossible for them to turn back without Mubarak quitting power.

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