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ElBaradei Willing to Abandon Presidency Bid for Unity Government

November 26, 2011

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said he is willing to abandon his bid for election as Egypt’s president to lead a national salvation government, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported, citing a statement by ElBaradei’s office.

Protesters in Cairo said they wanted presidential hopefuls ElBaradei, Abdel Abu el-Fotouh and Hamdine Sabahi to form a national salvation government, MENA reported.

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