Mubarak says son not to become next Egyptian president
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday dismissed reports that his son, Gamal, would succeed him as the nation's leader. Mubarak told state-run radio in an interview that Egypt is a republic "where there is no inheritance."
Mubarak has been widely reported to be grooming his son to succeed him. Gamal Mubarak heads the ruling National Democratic Party's policy-making committee.
"This is nonsense. Some people created this rumor and then believed it," he said in the interview.
Hinting to Syria, Mubarak added: "Even if that (a president being replaced by his son) happened in another country, it won't happen in Egypt." (Albawaba.com)
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