Yikes - not what I expected

From FOX News:
Egypt's Mubarak Passes Authority to Vice President but Will Remain in Office Until September Elections
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday he has passed authority to Vice President Omar Suleiman, but will not step down before September elections.

The move, announced in a nationally-televised address, means he will retain his title of president and ensures the regime will continue to control the reform process.

Immediately after the president's speech, Suleiman addressed the nation and urged protesters to return to their homes.

"To the youth of Egypt, and the heroes of Egypt, go back to your home and your works, the nation needs you so that we can build and develop and innovate," said Suleiman.
Omar Suleiman has a bit of a past - from Wikipedia:
From 1993 until his appointment as Vice President, General Suleiman was Minister without Portfolio and Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID), the national intelligence agency. Prior to heading the intelligence service, Suleiman was a military and military intelligence officer.
I am feeling very nervous about Israel now...

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