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Mubarak orders new Egypt VP Suleiman to open dialogue with Egypt opposition

HAARETZ.com

January 31, 2011 | 2:41 pm

Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman

Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman

Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Monday that President Hosni Mubarak told him to start a dialogue with all the political parties as riots continue on the eve of their seventh day.

Suleiman added on state TV that the dialogue will involve both constitutional and legislative reforms, a request voiced by anti-government protesters.

After nearly a week of anti-government demonstrations and violent riots in Egypt, Mubarak announced Saturday that Omar Suleiman, the intelligence chief with military experience, would be appointed as the new vice president. This leaves him in prime position for the top job if Mubarak does not run for president again in September.

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