Mubarak Regime Clings to Power

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Egyptian demonstrators gather in Tahrir Square, in central Cairo, on January 31, 2011. (Getty)

As thousands continue to protest in Egypt, President Mubarak's days in power may be coming to an end. The question of how long Mubarak can survive given the economics in the country. Gas is running out, supplies are not coming in, unemployment is high. Samer Sheheta, professor of Arab politics at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University weighs in. With one million protesters openly demonstrating against the government, how much longer can the Mubarak regime hold power?

The New York Times David Kirkpatrick is in Tahrir Square and describes the scene.


David D. Kirkpatrick and Samer Shehata

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