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Egypt's Mubarak at A Glance


Egypt's Mubarak at A Glance


  • Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 84, was a multi-term president eventually brought down by unrest that sparked last year's "Arab Spring" movement in the Middle East
  • The son of a Justice Ministry official, Mubarak attended Egyptian military academies
  • He became a pilot and later director of Egypt's Air Academy
  • After the Six Day War with Israel in 1967, Mubarak was responsible for rebuilding Egypt's air force
  • President Anwar Sadat named Mubarak his vice president in 1975, giving Mubarak access to foreign policy experience including the 1978 Camp David accords with Israel.
  • Mubarak succeeded Sadat following his assassination in 1981
  • In elections with strict controls, Mubarak was re-elected multiple times, serving almost 30 years before resigning during anti-government protests in February 2011.
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