On the 17th day of protests that have gripped his country and commanded the attention of the world, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak made a televised speech in which he repeated his pledge not to seek re-election, announced proposed amendments to the constitution, but did not -- as many had expected -- leave office.
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"Day after day we will continue the transfer of power from now until September," he said.
Mubarak did say that he had delegated some powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman.
In an interview with CNN after Mubarak's speech, the Egyptian ambassador to the U.S., Sameh Shoukry, said that Mubarak had transferred all presidential powers to the Vice President, saying the "de jure head of state" of Egypt is Mubarak, while the "de facto head" is now Suleiman.