Florida Senator Bill Nelson Calls For Mubarak To Go
The first United States senator to call for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down is Florida’s Bill Nelson. He’s not saying Mubarak should go immediately, but that he should commit to democratic elections where his name is not on the ballot.
To put real credibility into the promises of reform, President Mubarak should immediately submit to this core principle of democracy.
The next presidential election in Egypt is scheduled for September of this year. Right now, there are no term limits in Egypt’s constitution restricting Mubarak from running for re-election for the sixth time.
Mubarak must immediately open these elections to international observers and give his written assurance that his name won’t appear as a contender. I believe this could help quell the protests.Click here for reuse options!
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