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ElBaradei no easy choice for the West — analysts ANALYSIS 02/03/2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

ElBaradei no easy choice for the West — analysts

ANALYSIS

02/03/2011
VIENNA — Far from seeing Mohamed ElBaradei as the answer to Egypt’s problems, the West fears the Nobel laureate is out of touch with the mood on the Arab street after a two decade absence, experts said Tuesday.

The 68-year-old, a former head of the UN’s Vienna-based nuclear watchdog, has been mandated by Egypt’s opposition groups to negotiate with the President Hosni Mubarak amid the current unrest sweeping the country.

But Western diplomats and analysts suggest his lengthy absence from domestic politics means he may not be suitable as anything more than a temporary caretaker of power in the transition currently underway.

“ElBaradei has been out of Egypt for a number of years so he hasn’t really been part of Egyptian opposition politics,” said an analyst at London-based Exclusive Analysis, Zaineb Al-Assam. “His basis of power is fairly small.”.... MORE

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