1 Mubarak spurns opposition demands to leave office immediately

Mubarak spurns opposition demands to leave office immediately

first_egypte

2011-02-11

CAIRO - Holding on: Egyptian president cedes some power but doesn't give up post

'Revolution': As protesters vow more marches, violent confrontation is feared

The military's role: Allegiance of armed forces remains a pivotal issue

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ceded some authority to his vice president Thursday but refused to quit, insisting that he would stay in office to oversee a drawn-out transfer of power. His defiance stunned and angered hundreds of thousands of protesters in the capital, who responded with chants of "revolution, revolution."

Read this article of Washingtonpost.com