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Dramatic violence erupts in central Cairo, as more pressure mounts on the Egyptian president  to leave office immediately - even though he says he wont run for re-election. Away from the demonstrations, there is worrying political uncertainty.

Mubarak says he will stand down, but how will the transition of power be managed - and what role will Egypt's military play in shaping the country's future? What are the political options open to Mubarak?

Joining Darren Jordan on the show will be Andrea Teti, a lecturer in international relations at the University of Aberdeen, and Omar Ashour, a lecturer in politics of the modern Arab world at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Wednesday, February 2, 2011.

Source: Al Jazeera