Egypt's ElBaradei ready for interim power: report

CAIRO Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:24am EST

Prominent Egyptian reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei talks to journalists before leaving Vienna to Cairo at the Vienna airport, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Prominent Egyptian reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei talks to journalists before leaving Vienna to Cairo at the Vienna airport, January 27, 2011.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Prominent Egyptian reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei said he was ready to assume power in Egypt if the people called for him to do so, the Arabic satellite channel Al Arabiya reported on Thursday.

In a brief screen headline, the channel said: "ElBaradei: ready to take up power for a transitional period if the street demanded it." It did not give details.

(Writing by Edmund Blair)

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rnmisrahi wrote:
I prefer Mubarak, a totalitarian that doesn’t disguise as a moderate.

ElBaradei covered up for Iran while he was in charge of the IAEA.
In 2009 he said “the Agency has been able to continue to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran.”

I don;t like Mubarak, but this guys is even more dangerous.

Jan 27, 2011 9:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
morristhewise wrote:
Secular governments around the world are now being threatened by religious fanatics. Protesters are not asking for more freedom but less of it. The riots in the ME are directed against secular leadership, a Saudi or Iranian style government will quiet them.

Jan 27, 2011 11:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
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