Mubarak, Egypt's Ousted President, Is Dead At 91
Added 02-25-20 07:07:02am EST - “For many Egyptians, Mubarak became the symbol of all that was wrong with their country. His nearly 30-year rule is recalled as a time of repression and economic stagnation for all but an elite few.” - Npr.org
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Hosni Mubarak speaks to the media during a trip to Berlin in 2010. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted from power in the early days of the Arab Spring, has died at the age of 91, according to Egyptian state television.
For many Egyptians, Mubarak became the symbol of all that was wrong with their country. His nearly three-decade rule is recalled as a time of political repression, widespread corruption and economic stagnation for everyone but an elite few.
Many Egyptians who took to the streets in early 2011 seeking his ouster weren't even born when the former military pilot first became president.
"My grandmother is exactly the same age as Hosni Mubarak, and I always think of her running the country, of her meeting my needs and my demands," said 28-year-old Nazly Hussein. "It's impossible. He was really out of touch with people's demands, people's aspirations. He did not meet any of them."
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