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Egyptians 'divided' by Mubarak plan to step down

President Hosni Mubarak's announcement that he will not stand for a sixth term has "divided" Egyptians, the BBC's Jon Leyne says.

Protesters have rejected a speech by President Hosni Mubarak in which he said he would not stand for re-election in September, demanding that he step down immediately.

Mr Mubarak has promised to leave at the next polls, and pledged constitutional reform.

Hundreds of thousands had gathered across the country in the biggest rally since protests began last week.

  • 02 Feb 2011
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