Protesters Reject Mubarak’s Negotiation Offer
February 1, 2011
(ChattahBox World News)—Following days of protests and rallies demanding that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resign, Mubarak has finally offered to consider putting government reforms into place, but his protesters say it’s too little, too late. Members of the opposing party said that as long as Mubarak remains in office, they are not interested in negotiating, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Mubarak’s negotiation offer came across state television last night following another full day in which tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied across Cairo. Mubarak named new ministers to various government posts yesterday and fired his finance minister, who has been blamed for the high unemployment levels in Egypt. However, the moves did nothing to quell the uprising, WSJ notes.
Officials from the U.S. and its allies have begun to consider what their next steps would be if Mubarak’s government collapsed, and sources indicate that the “White House sees no scenario in which Mr. Mubarak remains in power for long,” WSJ reports.