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Social disparities, Islamism could threaten Egyptian stability

After 25 years of Hosni Mubarak’s rule, Egypt is a relative oasis of stability in a troubled region, but a volatile mix of deepening social disparities and growing Islamic fundamentalism could change the picture, analysts say. A quarter century after being catapulted into Egypt’s presidency by the assassination of his mentor, Anwar Sadat, the 78-year-old Mubarak has a tight grip on power and is widely seen as grooming his son, Gamal, to succeed him. Full Story

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