Mubarak: Will Not Seek Reelection

Al Aribiya is reporting that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is agreeing to not run for re-election…but it is an open question whether the people of Egypt will be appeased.

I certainly don’t expect the Egyptians – who have already risked a great deal, with a few sacrificing their lives – extending Mubarak time to plan the crackdown he will need to extend his rule and ensure the rule of his son. If anything, this tactical offer by Mubarak makes the situation more likely to escalate then it does to reduce tensions.


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