31.01.2011 26.Shevat, 5771
The necessary constitutional revolution must start with new, free parliamentary elections, but such an election threatens not only the current regime but also the secular opposition.
Thirty years after being appointed president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak has realized there was no way to avoid naming a vice president in order to quell the battle for succession, which seven years ago lit the spark of the civil revolt that culminated in the current series of mass demonstrations. This could also be the first step toward removing the president's son, Gamal Mubarak, from the presidential race and perhaps from political life. It is the first significant political action taken by Mubarak in response to public pressure – revolutionary in itself – and a clear signal from the president that Egypt is not Tunisia and he has no intention of vacating his office at this stage….