Friday, February 11, 2011

Mubarak's Resignation

At last, Mubarak has resigned. It took a bit of a push but in the end people power won through.
Mind you, with the level of corruption in Egypt and the billions of dollars of assets accumulated and secreted away by the President, Government Ministers , their families and relatives it was no wonder he needed the breathing space before the final resignation in order to cover up their tracks before walking away.

There are many parallels I can draw between the Egyptian uprising and the EDSA Revolution in the Philippines in 1986 when the President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda were unceremoniously chased out of the country by the people. In the Philippines, the people marched on the Presidential Palace, whereas in Egypt Mubarak escaped that indignity, but only just judging by the mood of the Egyptian people who were stunned yesterday when Mubarak refused to step down immediately.

Congratulations to the Egyptian people and fingers crossed that you will finally get the democracy you deserve. People power works, if you don't like something and want it changed stand up and be counted.

1 Comments:

Blogger [feelfree] said...

Interesting comparison to the revolution in the Philippines. I hope as well that the Egyptian people will have democracy. You should check my blog out too - feelfreeblogs.blogspot.com

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