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Mubarak won’t run for re-election

Egyptian president announces he will step aside in September


 

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced on Tuesday he would not run again in the upcoming September elections. Reacting to the protests that have rocked Cairo and other Egyptian cities over the past seven days, Mubarak said his main priority was to re-establish and keep the peace in Egypt. He then called upon Egypt’s parliament to amend Article 67 of the constitution to impose term limits on the presidency. “I never asked to be president,” said Mubarak.

U.S. Presdient Barack Obama reportedly advised Mubarak to withdraw from upcoming elections to usher a smooth transition to democracy. Observers worry that Mubarak’s immediate resignation and the collapse of the government would plunge Egypt into further chaos. But protesters have called for Mubarak’s immediate resignation, and have vowed to continue the disruptive demonstrations until he does so.

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Mubarak won’t run for re-election

  1. Now comes the delicate part.

  2. Now comes the delicate part.

    • No doubt! I bet he doesn't last past Friday. I really don't think the army will go back on it's word. The people truly seem to have the power, for once.

  3. No doubt! I bet he doesn't last past Friday. I really don't think the army will go back on it's word. The people truly seem to have the power, for once.

  4. It would probably be better if Mubarak stayed on until the elections in September, provided they kept him to his word and forced him to step down when the time comes. Amending Article 67 of the Egyptian Constitution to impose term limits also seems like a good idea, because there are enough Presidents-For-Life in the Third World. The secret of success for any democracy has always been the system itself, because even the greatest kings, presidents or prime ministers are only mortal. Personalty cults and the democratic process do not go together.

  5. It would probably be better if Mubarak stayed on until the elections in September, provided they kept him to his word and forced him to step down when the time comes. Amending Article 67 of the Egyptian Constitution to impose term limits also seems like a good idea, because there are enough Presidents-For-Life in the Third World. The secret of success for any democracy has always been the system itself, because even the greatest kings, presidents or prime ministers are only mortal. Personalty cults and the democratic process do not go together.

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