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USD Professor: Building Egypt Democracy Will Be Difficult

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KUSI -- Overthrowing dictators in Egypt and Tunisia will end up having been much easier than building stable democracies in those Arab countries of North Africa, a University of San Diego professor said Friday.

Hosni Mubarak resigned as president of Egypt less than 24 hours after announcing he would cling on to power, and several weeks after the eruption of political protests. He handed power over to the military, a highly respected institution in Egypt, sparking mass celebrations in Cairo and other Egyptian cities.

"The question of the day, I guess, is will this usher in a new day for democracy, or will it simply usher in a new day of military rule?" said Avi Spiegel, an expert on the Middle East at USD. "It's too soon to say, really." (Full Story)

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