What's Next for the Egyptian Government?

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

"Mubarak is not a one-man show," says Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, Shibley Telhami. He explains that there is large priveleged class in Egypt that benefits from the status-quo and is not going to be eager to see the change in leadership. He also takes a closer look at what will happen now that Mubarak has pledged not to run again and the constitutional changes that will need to take place in order to ensure a new democratic process.

It was October 1981 and Hosni Mubarak was beside President Anwar Sadat as he was assassinated. Stability became the watchword of his presidency. Emergency law, which prevented gatherings of more than five people, lasted throughout the 30 years of his rule. What will happen next?



Shibley Telhami

Produced by:

Rupert Allman and Jen Poyant

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