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El Baradei Wants an Arab Spring

Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei says he has no doubt that the transition in Egypt will be accompanied by a transition in the entire Middle East, from Tunisia to Yemen.

Now that the culture of fear has been vanquished in Egypt, the people know that they can accomplish everything, says El Baradei. I am very proud of my fellow countrymen. Just a few months back, when I was at an event with my brother, I turned to him and said, depressed: “Dead souls; the Egyptians are all dead souls.” Today, I look young people in the eyes and I see self-confidence, a spirit of optimism and a belief in what the future holds. Young people, in particular, should be praised for what they’ve accomplished. I’m prepared to advise them on how to transform their successes on the street into concrete political results.


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