Politics & Policy

Badrawi Resigns

The head of the ruling National Democratic Party has resigned. MSNBC reports:


Hossam Badrawi, the new general secretary of President Hosni Mubarak’s ruling National Democratic Party, has resigned, Reuters reports, quoting an interview on al-Hayat TV.

“It’s a resignation from the position and from the party,” Badrawi said in the interview. “The formation of new parties in a new manner that reflects new thinking is better for society now at this stage.”

Badrawi was appointed as secretary-general Saturday in a purge of unpopular figures in Mubarak’s party.

If you recognize his name, it’s probably because he was the guy who said, just yesterday, that he expected Mubarak to step down in his speech. He was the sole source for the whole media frenzy about Mubarak’s imminent departure. Peculiar, to say the least…

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