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Jan 31, 2011

Witness: Mubarak failed to build succession framework

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak came to power at a moment of national crisis after a dramatic act of political violence coupled with an armed insurgency.

Thirty years later he is clinging to power, with more than 130 people dead in the streets and with no clear successor.

Jan 31, 2011

Protesters unconvinced as Egypt swears in new cabinet

CAIRO (Reuters) – A new Egyptian cabinet took office on Monday but the protest movement calling for the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak said the changes were irrelevant.

The cabinet has a new prime minister, a new interior minister and fresh faces in the key economic ministries.

Jan 31, 2011

Egyptians have reservations about ElBaradei

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptians on the streets of Cairo said on Monday they had reservations about opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, who has offered to act as transitional leader to prepare Egypt for democratic elections.

ElBaradei, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), returned to Egypt on the eve of the protests which swept the country on Friday, when tens of thousands of people called for the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak.