Now what for Egypt?

@savypat (20248)
United States
February 11, 2011 2:10pm CST
So now what is going to happen, will there be fair elections? Will another strong leader take over? Was the President smart to get out? is this a good example of non violent rebellion? What do you think? I Hope we have someone from Egypt who will respond.
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@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
14 Feb 11
Well, I am definitely not a person that is from Egypt. However, I would like to believe that in light of the fact that the people in the country were aware of the fact that they were in the grips of a dictator that they will have fair elections at the hand of the people from the country. I don't know how long it will take for all of this to happen, but it is what I honestly believe will happen in that country now.
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Feb 11
Yeh, it would be awesome to have some folks from over there comment and answer questions. I have been talking with some on facebook over the last few weeks and i have gotten some very interesting perspective on this whole thing. "Was the President smart to get out?" I'm pretty sure he wasn't given much of a choice. I think the supreme military Council went to him this morning after they expected to announce his resignation last night and said something like, "dude...wtf? ok we can do this the easy way...or we can do it the hard way but either way, you're out the door". And out he went. It was a bit of a "soft" coup d'tat I guess you could say. I kinda suspected this was what would eventually happen based on what I got from the people I had been talking to. I was concerned the revolt would be hijacked by the wrong people (who were already out and trying to do so) but for now that seems to be nipped in the bud. For now at least it doesn't seem it will be another Iran. And the military is not likely to allow a fundamentalist uprising, but, again we'll see.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 11
Finally, people's power have won. Though it has caused much fear and tension but it has successfully evict the head that has been at the helm for ages which has been the reason for the people protest. I wouldn't think it is a good example for other nations as it could spiral into more serious bloodshed if the situation has gone out of control. The recent political turmoil in Egypt is a warning to others that leaders are instrument for the service of humanity.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 11
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
15 Feb 11
It sounded very good to hear that the tyrant stepped down and judging from the public celebrations the people are very happy with these results. I hope the right decision is made now when the public elects a new leader. I hope that the new person in charge does right for Egypt and its people.
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@rameshchow (5284)
• India
12 Feb 11
The cruelity was defeated, the truth(the public desire) is came true. Hosni mubarak is defeated in front of a common man. The final win is for truth only. I hope in next coming elections also the people of egypt will elect a right person who can do good for the society(country).
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
hi pat, i remembered it a lot when the philippines also was experiencing the uprising and the show of discontent by the people. marcos had to step down or there will be bloodshed. i think it was a good decision for the president to step down. he is no longer wanted then why cling on to something the people find he is not fit to be in? ann
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
11 Feb 11
Hi savypat, I think that this has been an excellent example of non violent rebellion. It also saw people coming together as never before. Muslims prayed and Christians protected them, Christians prayed and Muslims protected them. This was a coming together of people of all ages and cultures such has net been seen since the days of Mahatma Gandhi. I think that big changes are coming everywhere and hopefully others will take a page from Egypt's book when it comes to peaceful protests.
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@GardenGerty (87574)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Feb 11
I do not think we can tell for sure yet what comes next for Egypt, and I think Mubarik would have been smarter to get out sooner. The news bites are saying this is a good non violent rebellion, I think it was much better than it could have been, that is for sure. It would be nice to see someone from Egypt respond.
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@JohnMach (556)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
I'm not from egypt but I think that the next president will choose his options wisely and not fool with people of egypt. A commotion like that can be enough to make others who are planning to run to presidency re-think about their evil plans.
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