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Report: Mubarak To Step Down from Egypt Government Within Hours

NBC news reports that Egypt president will resign; CIA chief says ‘strong likelihood’ that Mubarak will resign Thursday night; Egypt PM tells BBC that Mubarak ‘may step down’.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will reportedly step down from Egypt’s government on Thursday evening, according to sources cited by NBC News.

Mubarak is due to issue a statement to the nation on Thursday evening, in which it is widely reported he will announce his resignation.

“There’s a strong likelihood that Mubarak may step down this evening, which would be significant in terms of where the, hopefully, orderly transition in Egypt takes place,” Panetta told a congressional hearing.

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