Hosni Mubarak

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Hosni Mubarak is the former President of Egypt. In February 4, 2011, he announced he will not stand for re-election in September 2011. However after intensified protests by the people of Egypt, he announced he is stepping down on February 11, 2011 after people peacefully led street protests for 18 days.

His stepping down has brought similar revolutions in the Middle East. Palestine quickly reacted and called for polls, before an Egypt-type situation arrives. Protesters clashed with government supporters in Yemen and Bahrain, suggesting that the pro-democracy fervor that began with an uprising in Tunisia and Egypt.