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rosco 357


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Ruling Egypt After Mubarak: Presidential Contenders Emerge

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20110212/wl_time/08599204878900

By ABIGAIL HAUSLOHNER / CAIRO Abigail Hauslohner / Cairo Sat Feb 12, 1:05 am ET

Even before President Hosni Mubarak left office on Friday, a number of hats were already in the ring to succeed him. Egypt's political future remains in flux, and it's unclear how soon the emerging contenders will get to make their bids for the now vacant presidency. So far, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces - to which Mubarak had ceded his authority - has simply decreed that the current government ministers would continue running things until new elections are held.

It's quite possible, of course, that Mubarak appointees such as Vice President Omar Suleiman and Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik could seek the presidency. The ruling National Democratic Party is not yet dead, despite what many protesters insist. But amid the euphoria that has continued on the day after Mubarak's fall, many insist that a new era for Egyptian politics has begun, and that the fortunes of Suleiman and Shafik are waning. It may take six months to a year to organize a presidential election, analysts and party leaders say, but many predict that Mubarak's replacement will be the first Egyptian President chosen in a genuinely competitive election. (See photos of Cairo's celebration after Mubarak stepped down.)

"No one in Egypt is going to allow fraudulent and manipulated elections," says political analyst Diaa Rashwan at the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies. "They searched for their freedom and now they have it."

So who are the contenders for president? Taking cues from who's who among the protesters' heroes in Tahrir, you can start with the usual suspects.

At the top of the list may be Amr Moussa. State TV reported Friday that the former Egyptian foreign minister would be stepping down as Secretary General of the Arab League, where he has served for nearly a decade, renewing speculation over a presidential bid. The long-time diplomat has a large popular following in Egypt because of his habit of publicly criticizing policies of the U.S. and Israel, in marked contrast to Mubarak's quiescence. And he may be the only contender praised in a chart-topping song. Moussa made local headlines over a year ago when he demurred on the question of whether he would make a bid for the presidency, and his name has been at the tip of many tongues in Tahrir Square. "All of Egypt loves Amr Moussa," says Ali Hassan, a 21-year-old student. For Egypt's allies, Moussa may have the added appeal of being "not far from the establishment," Rashwan says. "That will be a kind of guarantee to international powers that Egyptian foreign policy will be stable." (See the 2009 discussion about an Egyptian successor.)

But there's also wildcard Mohamed ElBaradei, the nobel laureate and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, who captivated Egyptian and foreign media with his return to Egypt early last year to mount a fresh challenge Mubarak's dictatorship and abuses. ElBaradei commands a loyal youth following and launched the National Coalition for Change, the first broadly based campaign calling for constitutional amendments and an end to the regime. His followers have campaigned hard to promote him as a possible presidential candidate, despite ElBaradei's evasiveness on the subject. But his forays into the protest movement have been limited; the bespectacled reformist tending to tweet his dissent more often than physically acting it out. And many Egyptians still say they don't trust a man who spent much of his career abroad to make the call. "ElBaradei has lost credibility," says opposition politician Hamdeen Sabahi. "He is not really connected to the country and its people." Others have gone so far as to accuse ElBaradei of trying to hijack the revolution.

For some, the imperfect opposition leader they know - such as Ayman Nour, who ran against Mubarak in 2005 in the first multi-candidate presidential race and was subsequently jailed by the regime, slandered by state media, and stripped of his license to practice law - is a safer choice than the one they don't know. "The difference between Ayman Nour and ElBaradei is that one is a real Egyptian and the other is more of a khawaga [foreigner]," says Abdel Hamid Osman, a demonstrator. Nour commands a small army of loyal young followers, and has vowed to run in the 2011 race. On Saturday, he passed out copies of his personal draft for the new constitution. "Of course yes," Nour says of when asked if he intends to run. (See what was going through the mind of Mubarak when he was in power.)

And then there are the lesser known figures that have emerged in the course of Egypt's momentous 18 days. Yahya al-Jamal, a retired head of the constitutional court may be too old some say, but others want him to lead the way to constitutional reform. "He's the spokesman for the revolution," cried one bystander excitedly, as Jamal moved through the crowd in Tahrir last week. Other prominent judges, Mahmoued al-Khudairy and Zakaria Abdel Aziz, have also attracted attention for their time spent in the square. And another popular nobel laureate, the chemist Ahmed Zuweil has also returned to his home country to join the cause.

"We have the traditional names," says Rashwan. "But perhaps we will have dozens of new people running. The process of destroying the old regime is already finished." Now, it's time for phase two, he adds: "Building a new regime. And I'm not excluding the chance of dark horses appearing suddenly."

With reporting by Aryn Baker and Yasmine El Rashidi / Cairo

gypsy


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I clicked the link, the heading /title of this article says nothing about anti Israel and US,that is what you added?

runawayhorses


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I just now clicked the link and is was correct, the same article rosco posted.

The Heading was this: "Ruling Egypt After Mubarak: Presidential Contenders Emerge"

Its not the exact heading rosco posted but it is close enough, but most importantly the article was the same. I'm assuming rosco doctored the Heading a little for his post, which is fine.

rosco 357


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gypsy wrote:I clicked the link, the heading /title of this article says nothing about anti Israel and US,that is what you added?

http://drudgereport.com/

that was what the news article was listed under on the drudge report.com is why i pasted it from drudge i did not add it or make it up, its what the title of the link was to open the article, , if the article is still there which it probably is, its is under that link heading, and its because of this part of the article about the leading candidate i would imagine, i will paste from the article.all of the articles on drudge reports are under heading that differ in wording from the title but describe the articles main theme,, http://drudgereport.com/ its on the right hand side, i just checked its still there a bit down the list on the right not sure how long they keep aticles but i think do archive them,,click what is in my title and the article will come up, here is why they had it under that heading i would imagine,but again i pasted the title and as of now its still, there... right hand column down a bit,

At the top of the list may be Amr Moussa. State TV reported Friday that the former Egyptian foreign minister would be stepping down as Secretary General of the Arab League, where he has served for nearly a decade, renewing speculation over a presidential bid. The long-time diplomat has a large popular following in Egypt because of his habit of publicly criticizing policies of the U.S. and Israel, in marked contrast to Mubarak's quiescence.

here it is again i just copied it again and will paste it off drudge, here is the paste,

Top of the list to replace Mubarak -- candidate who is anti US, Israel...

gypsy


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the first link you posted does not have anti Us or Israel in the heading/title I just clicked it so you changed the link to drudge report and added the heading of it to the article of the first link? LOL in the article it doesn't have anything about anti US or Israel no one has been appointed to fill the old president of Egypt..

rosco 357


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gypsy wrote:the first link you posted does not have anti Us or Israel in the heading/title I just clicked it so you changed the link to drudge report and added the heading of it to the article of the first link? LOL in the article it doesn't have anything about anti US or Israel no one has been appointed to fill the old president of Egypt..

gypsy i pasted and did not change anything,i would not lie to u, click the drudge link look on the right side down a bit and what i pasted will be in black, every sentence on drudge is a link, click it and that article will come up, that type link must be clicked from the drudgereports.com sight .

runawayhorses


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I fixed your link rorco, you had the symbols ,, right next to http: running them together, the links http: must have a space between them to work or its not a true link. separate http; from everything else and the end of the link also and it will work. I separated it and the link works now. Thats the way it is everywhere and how computers recognize links.

If you post a link like this ...http://www.youtube.com/ it will not work. It has to be separated from other text like this:

http://www.youtube.com/

Point is you can't run text right next to a link because its not a readable link to computers. just keep a space between the beginning of the link and the end http://www.youtube.com/ like that.

Of course if you know HTML you can create hyperlinks like this: roscos link to drudgereport

But don't worry about doing that, just make sure the link is not running into any other text like I mentioned.

rosco 357


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ok tyler thanks for the information , i did not know that. ur saying just skip a space between the link and the text its in or a couple of spaces to be sure,, thats why i edited it and put it again at the top of the article, i did noticed it did not come through as a link, thanks for telling me why, i dont really understand drudge, i mean the links, they have tons of news items that are just black sentences, but u click them and read the article , thats what i did,and have for years,, but i pasted what drudges link called the article in the topic, since thats what drudge called the topic u clicked on the drudge sight,all his links are titled a bit different than the article is titled when it opens, i think the drudge sight link give u kinda the idea what the article is about. and titles it that, so that is what i pasted into my title, thanks, i learned something about spacing,thats good to know, take care

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