Competing Factions Vie for Power in Egypt

Monday, January 31, 2011

Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei waves to supporters in Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei waves to supporters in Tahrir Square on January 30, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. (Getty Images)

On Friday, President Hosni Mubarak appointed Omar Suleiman as the country's new vice president. And Nobel Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei returned to his native country and is adopting a leadership role. One of Egypt's most powerful opposition groups, the Muslim Brotherhood, has increased its presence on the streets of Cairo.As Egypt’s central power wobbles, the global conversation has turned to the big question: who will step in if Mubarak leaves?

We talk with Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. Raja Althaibani also joins The Takeaway with insight on how the news has been covered in Yemen.

One thing is sure, protesters want Mubarak to leave. Here's protester Ahmed el Gaddar who is in Cairo:

Guests:

Shadi Hamid

Produced by:

Valerie Lapinski

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