Egypt's Mubarak Appoints New Staff
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Following five days of violent protests that have seen at least 40 people killed and thousands more injured, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appointed Omar Suleiman, the head of the country's intelligence services, as vice president, according to media reports.
Mubarak hasn't had a vice president since he took office 30 years ago; he was reportedly grooming his son, Gamal, to be his successor, a move that that the public opposed, reported The Washington Post.
Suleiman's appointment, which occurred as thousands of young, anti-government protesters gathered in central Cairo Saturday despite a military-imposed curfew, marks the transition of power from Mubarak to Suleiman, said Bloomberg.
|Demonstrators deface a poster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria, Egypt.|
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