Egypt's ElBaradei Ready To Head Government

Published November 27, 2011 7:54AM (EST)

CAIRO (AP) — Leading Egyptian democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei says he is prepared to head a "national salvation" government to steer the country out of its political crisis.

ElBaradei's office released the statement late Saturday, in advance of plans by Egypt's protest movement to stage a massive protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square to press demands for the country's military rulers to step down.

The Sunday rally, dubbed "Legitimacy of the Revolution," comes following nine days of continued protest in Tahrir.

The planned rally comes one day before the start of voting in the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. The elections will be held over a three-month period.

By Salon Staff

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