This is the text of Communique No. 2 issued by the Egyptian military. The statement was issued Friday, Feb. 11, prior to the announcement that President Hosni Mubarak had resigned. McClatchy Special Correspondent Miret El Naggar translated.
The armed forces guarantees the following: lifting the state of emergency oncethe current circumstances end, carrying out the electoral appeals, carrying outthe legislative elections, committing to the necessary constitutionalamendments, carrying free and fair presidential elections according to theconstitutional amendments.
The armed forces also commits to protecting the legitimate demands of the peopleand ensure their execution according to the specified timetable until there is apeaceful transfer of power which the people are anticipating, and which willlead to a free society. We guarantee there will be no legal pursuit of thehonorables who rejected corruption and demanded reform. And we call on thecitizens that work has to be regulated at the state facilities, and the returnof normal life to protect safety and private possessions and places.