Mubarak Has Waited Too Long to Name a Successor

(Beirut Daily Star) - Editorial The illness that forced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to interrupt a key speech to Parliament on Wednesday should also compel him to reconsider his refusal to name a successor. The evident angst resulting from what seems to have been nothing more than a severe case of the flu was but a hint of the panic that might ensue when Mubarak eventually dies or becomes incapacitated. Even - and perhaps especially - if his choice as successor is to be his son Gamal, Mubarak needs to leave no room for doubt about who will follow him when the moment arrives.

2003-11-25 00:00:00

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