ElBaradei: Egypt needs national unity government
Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said on Sunday that President Hosni Mubarak should leave office "today" to make room for a national unity government. "It is loud and clear from everybody in Egypt that Mubarak has to leave today," ElBaradei said in an interview aired on CNN. "He needs to leave today ... to be followed by a smooth transition (to) a national unity government to be followed by all the measures set in place for a free and fair election." ElBaradei also said U.S. policy in Egypt was "losing credibility."
Earlier, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated Washington expects that the protests in Egypt will lead to free and fair elections as part of an "orderly" transition to "real democracy." "I want the Egyptian people to have a chance to chart a new future," she said. "It's not a question of who retains power ... It's how are we going to respond to the legitimate needs and grievances expressed by the Egyptian people."