Friday, February 11, 2011

Finally: Mubarak resigns!

Interestingly he has not handed power (as would be legal) to his recently appointed vice-president, the also unpopular Omar Suleiman, aka Sheik al-Torture, but to the Military Council as a whole. 

This resignation finally clears the way for a transitional government of national unity and the calling of free elections for a Constituent Assembly. 

The people in Egypt is euphoric: after several weeks of struggle they have finally brought down the tyrant, constituting themselves into a true nation by the will of the people. 

Source: Al Jazeera.


  1. Very good news!

    Now we just have to wait and hope that the military did not intend to stay long in power and help create a new constitution.

    Congratulations for all the work you've done with the news, very good job Maju, much better than some newspapers.


  2. I'm just following up. I cannot really even comment much, as would be appropriate, because the situation is so fluid and uncertain.

    Let's see what happens now, indeed but I think it's clear that there will be a transition towards formal democracy.

    However the deep reasons of this and other popular struggles remain unaddressed, namely the lack of correspondence between a Capitalist economy and the needs of the people (dignified jobs and way of life). Today there is a growing number of unemployed and underemployed people in the World, often highly qualified people, and that is because we really do not need so much work to produce what we need or can consume reasonably.

    So a democratization (socialization) of the economy is necessary, resulting in a radical reduction of the working journey.


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