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Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak has been the president of Egypt since 1981. In January 2011, Egyptians protested his rule and on February 1, 2011, he announced he will not seek reelection.

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Is Hosni Mubarak alive now?

Yes, apparently he is in a Military Hospital in Cairo with ongoing health issues.

How many times was Mubarak reelected?

5 times.

The Egyptian semi-presidential system (A president is in power along side a prime minister who is head of the parliament) states that once elected, a president will serve for 6 years. Mubarak first became president in 1981 when he served as vice-president and the current president was assassinated.

It seems very unlikely that he will be elected again however.

What makes Hosni Mubarak a dictator?

The policies and total control Hosni Mubarak had over the people during his reign made him a dictator. The people had practically no rights and he controlled everything for three decades. Anyone that disagreed with him was thrown in jail, tortured, etc. He would also have people arrested for no reason other than the fact that he could.

How did President Hosni Mubarak escape unscathed during the assassination of former president sadat?

Initially he must have been wearing a bullet-proof jacket, which indicates that he was an accomplice in the attack.

Is President Hosni Mubarak a pharaoh?

Answer 1

Hosni Mubarak is not a Pharaoh officially, since he is a royal king from Ancient Egypt. His official title was President Hosni Mubarak. However, many Egyptians consider him to be a Pharaoh because they are applying the term loosely to refer to his dictatorial and oppressive leadership style.

Answer 2

Yes because he is a Dictator and no because a Pharaoh does not steal from his own people. Read more at the Related Link below.

What does Shaadi ki saal gira mubarak ho mean in English?

Shaadi ki saal gira mubarak ho means anniversary of marrige

What is Hosni Mubarak the leader of Egypt's title?

Hosni Mubarak is the President of Egypt. President Mubarak called the leader of Egypt Eagles heroes ..And it's for his great role in the leadership of the Air Force during the October War in 1973, and also called the leader of the Arab nation and for its important role in the Middle East ..And also called the wise leader And wise decisions taken by President Mubarak

Who follows Mubarak?

This will be revealed after the elections , but the the public opinion in Egypt suppose that president mubarak son, Gamal, will follow him, However most Egyptians are against this myth.

How rich is Hosni Mubarak?

Hosni Mubarak is worth 40 billion dollars and very rich.
President Mubarak's family fortune could be as much as $70bn (£43.5bn) according to analysis by experts, with much of his wealth in British and Swiss banks or tied up in real estate in London, New York, Los Angeles and along expensive tracts of the Red Sea coast.

After 30 years as president and many more as a senior military official, Mubarak has had access to investment deals that have generated hundreds of millions of pounds in profits. Most of those gains have been taken offshore and deposited in secret bank accounts or invested in upmarket homes and hotels.

According to a report last year in the Arabic newspaper Al Akhabar, Mubarak has properties in Manhattan and exclusive Beverly Hills addresses on Rodeo Drive.

His sons, Gamal and Alaa, are also billionaires. A protest outside Gamal's ostentatious home at 28 Wilton Place in Belgravia, central London, highlighted the family's appetite for western trophy assets.

Amaney Jamal, a political science professor at Princeton University, said the estimate of $40bn-70bn was comparable with the vast wealth of leaders in other Gulf countries.

"The business ventures from his military and government service accumulated to his personal wealth," she told ABC news. "There was a lot of corruption in this regime and stifling of public resources for personal gain.

"This is the pattern of other Middle Eastern dictators so their wealth will not be taken during a transition. These leaders plan on this."

Al Khabar said it understood the Mubaraks kept much of their wealth offshore in the Swiss bank UBS and the Bank of Scotland, part of Lloyds Banking Group, although this information could be at least 10 years old.

There are only sketchy details of exactly where the Mubaraks have generated their wealth and its final destination.

Christopher Davidson, professor of Middle East politics at Durham University, said Mubarak, his wife, Suzanne, and two sons were able to accumulate wealth through a number of business partnerships with foreign investors and companies, dating back to when he was in the military and in a position to benefit from corporate corruption.

He said most Gulf states required foreigners give a local business partner a 51% stake in start-up ventures. In Egypt the figure is commonly nearer 20%, but still gives politicians and close allies in the military a source of huge profits with no initial outlay and little risk.

"Almost every project needs a sponsor and Mubarak was well-placed to take advantage of any deals on offer," he said.

"Much of his money is in Swiss bank accounts and London property. These are the favourites of Middle Eastern leaders and there is no reason to think Mubarak is any different. Gamal's Wilton Place home is likely to be the tip of the iceberg."

Al Khabar named a series of major western companies that, partnered with the Mubarak family, generated an estimated $15m a year in profits.

Aladdin Elaasar, author of The Last Pharaoh: Mubarak and the Uncertain Future of Egypt in the Obama Age, said the Mubaraks own several residences in Egypt, some inherited from previous presidents and the monarchy, and others the president has commissioned.

Hotels and land around the Sharm el-Sheikh tourist resort are also a source of Mubarak family wealth.

How did Mubarak lose power in his country?

Through REVOLUTIONAL protest and demonstration.

Why did the us drive Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt?

The presumption in the question, that the US drove Hosni Mubarak out of power in Egypt, is false. The United States chose to not intervene when the Egyptian people pushed Hosni Mubarak out of power out of respect for the Egyptian people and their pursuit of democracy.

How long did the Mubarak rule?

Mubarak ruled Egypt between October 14, 1981 and February 11, 2011 (about 30 years).

How long was Hosni Mubarak in power?

Former President Mubarak was in power for about 30 years from 1981 to 2011.

When did President Mubarak resign?

Former President Mubarak resigned on February 11, 2011.

When did Mubarak take power in Egypt?

Mubarak took power in Egypt in 1981 after the assassination of Anwar El Sadat.