TITLE

The Son Also Rises: Egypt's Looming Succession Struggle

AUTHOR(S)
Hanna, Michael Wahid
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
World Policy Journal;Fall2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the likelihood that Gamal Mubarak, son of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, will succeed his father, despite official denials of such a plan. Egyptian politics and government under Hosni Mubarak are discussed, including his political and constitutional moves to limit the field of opposition presidential candidates, and to keep the military out of politics. Omar Suleiman is also discussed as the only other Egyptian politician regarded as a possible alternative to Mubarak. Challenges from Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood are also discussed, as are the foreign policy positions of the United States and the rest of the international community.
ACCESSION #
44496637

 

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