Arab League head Moussa: I'm "at the disposal" of Egyptians
Amr Moussa, the Egyptian secretary-general of the Arab League, said Friday he was "at the disposal" of his country as speculation mounts about who could replace embattled President Hosny Mubarak, DPA reported.
"I'm at the disposal of my country of course. But we will see the political developments," Moussa told France's Europe 1 radio, adding he was "ready to serve as a citizen who has the right to be a candidate (for president)."
Moussa's is one of the names being bandied about as a possible successor to Mubarak, who announced this week he would not run again in September's presidential elections after coming under overwhelming pressure from the street to bow out.
Mubarak's critics are insisting he step down immediately but Moussa said he did not think the 82-year old leader would leave office before the elections.
"I don't think he will leave. I think it will stay until the end of August," the former foreign minister said.
Moussa served as Mubarak's foreign minister for 10 years before taking over the Arab League in 2001.
Other people being tipped as possible successors to Mubarak are Vice-President Omar Suleiman and Mohammed ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.