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Last Updated: Wednesday February 02 2011 07:23 GMT

Egypt President Hosni Mubarak: I'll quit in September

Protestors in Cairo's Tahrir Square watch President Hosni Mubarak's speech on TV

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has promised to quit his job - but not until after the country's upcoming elections in September.

The leader made the announcement on TV on Tuesday, after hundreds of thousands of people attended mass protests across Egypt calling for him to go.

Mubarak said he wants time to organise a peaceful handover to the next leader.

But some demonstrators still aren't happy. They think it's a trick to stay in power and want Mubarak to go now.

US President Barack Obama spoke to Mubarak on the phone for 30 minutes.

Obama said that change must start now and offered America's help, but he stopped short of calling for Mubarak to leave his job right away.

Protests have been going on in Egypt for more than a week. At least 300 people have died, according to the UN.