Obama on Egypt: World witnessing history unfold

US president calls for "orderly and genuine" transition to democracy in Egypt amid claims that president Mubarak will step down.

February 10, 2011 21:46
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Egyptian President Mubarak with US President Obama

Mubarak finger at Obama 311 AP. (photo credit: AP)


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MARQUETTE, Michigan — US President Barack Obama on Thursday called for an "orderly and genuine" transition to democracy in Egypt. He had no direct comment on reports that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down.

As the latest upheaval in Egypt commanded attention, Obama said the world was witnessing history unfold.

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He said young people in Egypt have come out in extraordinary numbers to demand change. He said America will do everything it can to support an orderly transition in Egypt.

The president spoke amid reports that Mubarak, under enormous pressure from protestors seeking a freer country, would resign.

Obama made his unscheduled remarks during an economic event in Michigan.

The protestors have pushed for the immediate end of Mubarak's 29-year monopoly on power.

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