30 Jan '11, 10am

[TR] Key players in #Egypt #Jan25

[TR] Key players in #Egypt #Jan25

Cairo/Berlin – The outcome of the current unrest sweeping through Egypt remains uncertain. The fate of long-time President Hosny Mubarak, who is clinging on to power, will be decided by the following players: THE REGIME: Mubarak has ruled Egypt for 30 years. Before that he was vice president, taking over when Islamist president Anwar Sadat was murdered in 1981. His control rests on the army, the police, the Muchabarat secret services and on the governing NPD party. Since al- Sadat’s murder the country has been in a state of emergency, which has enabled the regime to limit political freedoms and crack down on opposition. THE OPPOSITION: The regime has become more pliable in recent years, but because of rampant corruption within its own ranks and at the same time become something of a ’slipshod despotism.’ The media is generally able to report with more freedom than before a...

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