Mubarak dismisses government
January 28, 2011 - Al-Jazeera
Embattled leader says he will name a new government on Saturday.
The Egyptian president has dismissed his government, saying that he will replace it with a new one on Saturday.
In an address to the nation late on Friday after four days of deadly protests , Hosni Mubarak said that change can not be achieved through chaos but through dialogue.
Mubarak promised to press ahead with social, economic and political reforms.
He appealed directly to the people and said he understood they wanted him to address poverty, employment and democratic reform and pledged progress.
Mubarak urged calm, adding that only because of his own reforms over the years, were people able to protest.
Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin, reporting from Cairo, said many Egyptians calling for change would say the sacking of the government is not enough.
"Ultimately in Egypt, the power lies with the president," he said.
"On paper, you have an independent parliament and an independent judiciary but every Egyptian will tell you that at the end of the day, power is concentrated in the hands of the president.
"Very few institutions can challenge his authority so the sacking of the cabinet is not going to end the grievances of the people."
Friday, January 28, 2011
Mubarak Dismisses Government, Calls for "Dialogue"
Could the people of Egypt believe that a new government formed and run by the same Israeli puppet-tyrant would reflect any significant improvement? Could they believe that "dialogue" with this representative of those schemers building their "Jewish" kingdom from the Nile to the Euphrates is what is needed now? I pray that these people are not so deluded as my countrymen. May God guide these people in their struggle and free them completely from Zionist tyranny.