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Egypt's army to enact the will of the people

Egypt's army to enact the will of the people
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An Egyptian military spokesman has appeared on state television saying the government cabinet will remain in place until a new one has been formed. The country has effectively been under martial law since Hosni Mubarek stepped down as president.

The army also says the Arab Republic of Egypt is committed to all regional and international treaties.

Thousands of protesters have remained on the streets, vowing to stay until they are sure the military will honour their demands for reform.

One former general has told euronews that he is convinced the army will enact the will of the people.

He said “ I think that after a transition to a new government during which they hold the power, they will go back to their barracks and take up their principal mission, which is the defence of the country – and not playing the role of the police”

The army has played a pivotal part in the popular uprising, keeping rival groups apart, showing restraint, and vowing not to open fire on anti-government demonstrators.

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