Egypt Military, Ruling Party: Mubarak will 'Meet Protesters' Demands'

Egypt Military, Party: Mubarak to 'Meet Protesters' Demands'
VOA News February 10, 2011

Egyptian military officials and members of the ruling party say that President Hosni Mubarak will "meet protesters' demands."

Egyptians have been demonstrating for 17 days, calling for the ouster of President Mubarak, who has been in power for nearly 30 years. They have been demanding he leave immediately.

The military's supreme council was meeting Thursday without the commander in chief, Mr. Mubarak.

The military announced its support of the "legitimate demands of the people'' on state television. A spokesman said the council was exploring what measures could be made to "safeguard" the nation and its people.

Cairo's Tahrir Square, a focal point of the protests, erupted into cheers as news spread towards dusk Thursday.

Doctors in white lab coats and lawyers in black robes flooded Cairo's Tahrir Square Thursday, linking striking workers with anti-government protesters.

In addition to the prolonged protests by thousands in the capital, the opposition has turned to labor actions across Egypt affecting tourism, textiles, railways and the government.

Meanwhile, Egypt's state prosecutor has launched a corruption investigation against three former government ministers and a member of parliament from Egypt's ruling National Democratic party,

Media reports Thursday say the investigation is targeting former Commerce Minister Rachid Mohammed Rachid, former Tourism Minister Zuhair Garana, former Housing Minister Ahmed Maghrabi and parliament member Ahmed Ezz.

Egypt Military, Party: Mubarak to 'Meet Protesters' Demands'
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