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Obama: ‘People have spoken in Egypt’


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On Friday, US President Barack Obama said that the people of Egypt had spoken and would settle for nothing less than “genuine democracy,” calling on the military to ensure a credible political transition.

“The people of Egypt have spoken — their voices have been heard and Egypt will never be the same,” Obama said in his first public response to the earlier resignation of President Hosni Mubarak after days of raging protests.

“By stepping down, President Mubarak responded to the Egyptian peoples’ hunger for change,” Obama said.

“Egyptians have made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day,” Obama said, lauding the military for serving responsibly to preserve the state.

The armed forces would now have to ensure a political transition that was “credible in the eyes of the Egyptian people,” Obama said, warning there could be “difficult days ahead.”

Article source: Inquirer

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