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Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak 'fed up' with power

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has said he would like to resign immediately but fears the country would descend into chaos if he did so.

In his first interview since anti-government protests began, he told ABC News he was "fed up" with power.

Journalist Christiane Amanpour told the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes that President Mubarak warned that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood party would fill any power vacuum if he stepped down.