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  •  Scapegoating.. (7+ / 0-)

    AJE commenter said this is a tactic of scapegoating as many NDP members as possible -- to placate protesters (good luck!).

    This, along with the investigations/travel ban/asset freezing of the 4 ex-ministers and Interior Min aides.

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    I don't know the backgrounds of the new leadership but the bottom line is that they will not change the protesters' demands. It's transparent.

    I'm going to look them up though.

    •  Badrawi (3+ / 0-)

      Haaretz:

      State TV said that Gamal Mubarak and the secretary-general of Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), Safwat el-Sharif, have resigned in a gesture to protesters carrying out a 12-day-old wave of anti-government demonstrations.

      Both were to be replaced by Hossam Badrawi - a member of the Upper Chamber of Egyptian Parliament, known as the Shura Council. He is also a senior NDP member and part of the party's board of governors.

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      Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said Saturday that stability was returning to the country, appearing confident that a deal on future reforms can be reached with the multiple opposition movements to defuse protests without the 82-year-old Mubarak necessarily leaving power immediately.

      http://www.haaretz.com/...

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