Todas as denúncias conta o ex-presidente egípcio Hosni Mubarak, 86 anos, foram arquivadas por uma corte do país no último sábado (29/11). Mubarak, que ficou trinta anos no poder, havia sido acusado de matar manifestantes que protestavam pela sua saída do poder durante a “primavera árabe”. Manifestantes se reuniram na praça Tahrir para protestar contra a decisão judicial. O atual governo do general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi fez uma reaproximação com antigos assessores de Mubarak. A decisão judicial demonstra que, mais que uma ruptura, o resultado final da “primavera árabe” no Egito acabou sendo uma restauração conservadora.
Red Alert: Mubarak Resigns, Military is in Charge
Stratfor – February 11, 2011 | 1631 GMT
Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman delivered the following statement Feb. 11: “In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances Egypt is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down from the office of president of the republic and has charged the high council of the armed forces to administer the affairs of the country. May God help everybody.”
Suleiman’s statement is the clearest indication thus far that the military has carried out a coup led by Defense Minister Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi. It is not clear whether Suleiman will remain as the civilian head of the army-led government. Egypt is returning to the 1952 model of ruling the state via a council of army officers. The question now is to what extent the military elite will share power with its civilian counterparts. (mais…)
JORDAN’S KING SACKS CABINET
01 Feb 2011, Al Jazeera
King Abdullah II of Jordan has sacked his government in the wake of street protests and has asked an ex-army general to form a new cabinet, Jordan’s Royal Palace has announced.
King Abdullah’s move on Tuesday comes after thousands of Jordanians took to the streets, inspired by anti-government protests in Tunisia and Egypt. Jordanians had been calling for the resignation of prime minister Samir Rifai who is blamed for a rise in fuel and food prices and slowed political reforms.
A Jordanian official said the monarch officially accepted the resignation of Rifai, a wealthy politician and former court adviser, and asked Marouf Bakhit to form a new cabinet. (mais…)