US envoy: Mubarak has to lead Egypt to transition

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 5, 2011 20:20

 
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MUNICH — A US envoy who met Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak earlier this week said his continued leadership is "crucial" for now as Egypt heads into a transition to democracy.

Frank Wisner was dispatched to Cairo on Monday. He said Saturday that "we're by no means out of the woods but at least a path is opening" toward a peaceful transition.

He said by video link from New York to a security conference in Munich: "I believe that President Mubarak's continued leadership is crucial — it's his chance to write his own legacy."

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