President Hosni Mubarak vows not to seek another term
President Hosni Mubarak defied a quarter-million protesters demanding he step down immediately, announcing Tuesday he would serve out the last months of his term and "die on Egyptian soil." He promised not to seek re-election, but that did not calm public fury as clashes erupted between his opponents and supporters.
Egypt's embattled ruler Hosni Mubarak announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection, but vowed he would not be chased from the country he has ruled for three decades.
"I will die on the soil of Egypt," Mubarak said on Egyptian state television Tuesday evening, indicating he apparently planned to manage the transition to presidential elections currently scheduled for September.