Mubarak Indicates He Will Seek Presidency Again

By: Steve Hurst AP Email
By: Steve Hurst AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - Egypt's 81-year-old leader Hosni Mubarak is indicating after talks with President Barack Obama that he has plans to seek another term as president in the country's next elections.

Mubarak spoke of the next election two years from now after wide-ranging talks with Obama. Mubarak said those discussions included U.S. concerns about needed reforms in the Egyptian political system.

Mubarak said he had entered into the elections based on a reform
platform, "and therefore we have started to implement some of it and we still have two years to implement it."

Relations between the U.S. and Egypt soured during the Bush administration over Washington's demands for political reform in the world's most populous Arab country.

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