Panetta: Mubarak Likely to Step Down Tonight

Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 11:13 AM

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is a strong likelihood that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down Thursday evening, the head of the CIA, Leon Panetta, said Thursday.

"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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