Mubarak re-elected party chief

Members of the ruling party vote to keep the Egyptian president at the helm.

    Mubarak was re-elected in a secret ballot 
    by ruling party members[AFP]
    Grooming successor

     

    Mubarak is believed to be preparing his son Gamal, now a senior party official, to be his eventual successor.

    But

    the 43-year-old former investment banker has denied having any ambitions to inherit the presidency from his father.

    Some analysts say a succession to Gamal could only happen while  Mubarak is alive to prevent a power struggle or military intervention.

    Making the transition to the presidency more complex, Mubarak has refused to appoint a vice-president.

    The route to the presidency has come via the vice-presidency in Egypt's two previous successions.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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