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by Patrick Appel

Issandr El Amrani speculates:

For me, Omar Suleiman being appointed VP means that he's in charge. This means the old regime is trying to salvage the situation. Chafiq's appointment as PM also confirms a military in charge. These people are part of the way Egypt was run for decades and are responsible for the current situation. I suspect more and more people, especially among the activists, are realizing this.

... The situation is obviously very confusing at the moment. All I can say is that I have a hard time believing that Mubarak is still in charge, and that the hard core of the regime is using extreme means to salvage its position. 

(Photo: A military helicopter hovers over demonstrators gathered at Tahrir Square in Cairo on January 30, 2011 on the sixth day of angry revolt against Hosni Mubarak's regime amid increasing lawlessness, a rising death toll and a spate of jail breaks. By Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)  

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