CAIRO: Arab League chief Amr Moussa on Friday entered Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where protesters massed for an 11th day to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
The Arab League secretary-general told France’s Europe 1 radio he would consider running in elections to replace Mubarak.
Amr Moussa said he expects Mubarak to remain in his post until his term ends in seven months, though “there are extraordinary things happening and there is chaos, maybe he will make a different decision.” Moussa says he believes it would be impossible to organize new elections quickly.
He also said he would consider a role in a transitional government. Asked about a potential run for the presidency, he responded, “why say no?” Moussa also said any new government in Egypt “cannot ignore the Muslim Brotherhood,” the country’s largest opposition group.