Sunday, January 30, 2011

Beginning of a New Era In Egypt

Nobel Peace Prize had received prior support from the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt: ElBaradei speaks to demonstrators from the "beginning of a new era"

30/01/2011 - 15:01 By Maria João Guimarães, Sofia Lorraine
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 Mohamed ElBaradei, who had been chosen to "negotiate" with the regime of President Hosni Mubarak on behalf of several opposition groups including the Muslim Brotherhood, went to Tahrir Square (Freedom) in Cairo, and said that is happening is "the beginning of a new era."
Mohamed ElBaradei chegou ao Cairo na sexta-feiraMohamed ElBaradei arrived in Cairo on Friday  (Heinz-Peter Bader / Reuters)
ElBaradei, Nobel Peace Prize for his role in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency, returned to Cairo on Thursday to participate in the demonstrations stressing however that their role would be more political. When he reached the square Tahir, told thousands of protesters who started the path "does not go back," he urged patience and said that "change will arrive in coming days."

Given the crowd and spoke of a new era for Egypt. "You took your rights back and that has started turning back," he said. Rather, the Nobel Peace Prize had told CNN that "Mubarak has to leave." 

The curfew was extended today in three cities in Egypt, Cairo, Alexandria and Suez, and from this Friday seguda last another hour. Will be in effect from 15:00 (13:00 in London) until at 8:00, not 16:00 partis as happened here.

The Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. wants an orderly transition of power "for anyone fill the void, and that there is a plan for a participatory democratic government," he said."The message of America has been consistent," he continued, to say something after that the U.S. has not had it during this crisis: "We want to see free and fair elections and we hope this is a result of what we are seeing now," said . 

However, ElBaradei criticized the United States saying that Washington has lost its credibility in the country when called democratic change but continued to support President Hosni Mubarak.

The protest movement in Egypt was marked online and young people connected by Facebook have no clear leadership. The Muslim Brotherhood, which although banned is tolerated by the regime, only on Friday declared support for the protests, and other opposition movements not led - but tried to take the train when it was already underway. The same can be said ElBaradei, who formed the National Coalition for Change, a group that joins several secular opposition groups and the Brotherhood.

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Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, Mohammed ElBaradei is a successful Egyptian diplomat who enjoys unusual popularity within the largest Arab countries, but also in the Arab and Muslim world. Arrived in Egypt in February last year, saying he wanted "to be an instrument of change."He was received in apotheosis at Cairo airport by opponents from all over Egypt, thirsty for a figure able to unify the opposition to the Mubarak regime.

State media have begun at that time to describe it as "traitor", assuming schizophrenia were treated as the "hero" because of the Iraq war. In 2006, the regime awarded him the Medal of the Nile, the highest distinction of the country. "It's the biggest threat to Mubarak has always ... It became a symbol for challenging the dinosaur," said Abdullah al-Ashaal, a former diplomat.He said that he would run for the presidential elections of September if they could be free.Announced that it withdrew because it would not happen.

Ahead of the International Atomic Energy Agency between 1997 and 2009, was the face of UN caution in the months before the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003. With Hans Blix, chief inspector, gave voice to doubts about Saddam's alleged nuclear program and gave him the facts right. Months before the war was not afraid to rile Washington, describing how false the accusations that Baghdad had purchased uranium from Niger. According to the Washington Post, was spying for the CIA.

Son of a lawyer who was president of the order and had to cope with Gamal Abdel Nasser was born in 1942 in Cairo, where he studied. He held posts in Geneva and the United States and participated in the team that negotiated the Camp David agreements between Arab countries, Israel and the Palestinians. He joined the UN in 1980.

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