Will Mubarak go tonight?
Persistent reports are saying that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will resign tonight. It is not yet clear what this will mean and what role the military will play in the circumstances. Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak is to make an address on national television, amid suggestions that he is preparing to step down.
Hassan al-Roweni, an Egyptian army commander, told protesters in the square that “everything you want will be realised”.
Hassam Badrawi, the secretary general of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), told the BBC and Channel 4 News on that he expected Mubarak to hand over his powers to Omar Suleiman, the vice-president.