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The head of the Egyptian opposition Wafd party on Friday called for a period of
transitional rule in Egypt, new parliamentary elections and amendments
to the constitution limiting presidential terms, Reuters reported. In the latest day of protests, al-Jazeera reported that the
number of people who died in the Egyptian city of Suez rose to 11,
bringing the total number of people killed to 16.
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arrives in Egypt vowing to oust Mubarak As protests continued into the night, Egyptian authorities were reportedly holding talks to establish a "transitional
government," following the series of deadly protests against President
Hosni Mubarak's regime.Earlier Friday, parts of the ruling
party headquarters in Cairo were going up in flames apparently set by
enraged protesters demanding Mubarak's ouster.Nobel
Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei joined the protests earlier in the day
and was then arrested by police and placed under house arrest.ElBaradei
and his supporters were forced to hide inside a mosque while hundreds
of riot police laid siege to it, firing tear gas in the streets around
so no one could leave.One of the leaders of the opposition,
Ayman Nour of the "El-Ghad" movement, also sustained a head injury from a
stone, said Al-Jazeera.
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