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Mubarak still in power as protesters keep up the pressure

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Mubarak still in power as protesters keep up the pressure

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Thousands of Egyptians stood their ground in Tahrir Square overnight while President Hosni Mubarak clung onto power despite the resistance to his autocratic rule.

Their core demand that the president must go immediately has still not been met.

Mubarak’s recently reshuffled cabinet is due to meet today for the first time since he sacked his old one in a bid to mollify the protesters.

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Sunday’s government talks with opposition groups, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood, was a sign of just how much has changed in less than two weeks.

But the consensus was that although the government had good intentions it had so far failed to agree to a complete overhaul of Egypt’s political system.