Mubarak Steps Down; The Birth of a New Egyptian State

Mubarak Steps Down; The Birth of a New Egyptian State

Reos Partner Zaid Hassan's reflections on Egypt

It’s been a little over two hours since Mubarak gave his speech; twenty-four hours since the Muslim Brotherhood announced it would not be fielding a presidential candidate in post-Mubarak elections; a week since Iran’s Grand Ayatollah Khamenei tried to paint the Egyptian Revolution a shade of ‘79; eighteen days since protests began in Egypt; and thirty-seven days since Mohamed Bouazizi died in Tunisia from self-immolation, sparking the deepest and most widespread changes within the Arab world in generations.

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