Egypt – Who are the Players?

Added 25 Feb 2011: Habib Adli

Habib Adlie – Interior Minister under Mubarak who is accused of human rights violations, including torture by his police and domestic intelligence forces.  He is also accused of deny government workers of pay raises  and benefits due them.

Mohammed Badie – General Leader of the Moslem Brotherhood in Egypt, the country where it was founded. He has been in this position since January 2010. He has stayed in the background during the protests.

Mohammed Elbaradai – A respected leading dissident, he has been put forward as a potential presidential candidate. However, he has said he does not intend to run for the office. He was Director General of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency from December 1997 to November 2009.

Wael Ghonim – Egyptian activist, who lives in Dubai and is Head of Marketing of Google Middle East and North Africa. He became a leading figure of the protest, and among other statements, credits Facebook with the success of the movement. He has discounted suggestions that he should become involved in Egyptian politics.
Hossam el-Hamalaway – Egyptian journalist, blogger, and activist. Blog: (mostly in English).

Vice President Omar Suleiman, 74 – Discredited himself when he said that the Egyptian people were not ready for democracy. He was appointed by Mubarak to assume most of the powers of the presidency, and then later announced Mubarak’s resignation and transfer of all powers to the High Council of the Armed Forces.

Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, 75 – Head of the High Council of the Armed Forces, and therefore, at this point, the leading figure in the reforms to be implemented.

This list will be updated from time to time.

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