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Egypt's Mubarak names vice president for 1st time

Egypt’s State television reports Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has named a vice president for the first time since coming to power 30 years ago, choosing his intelligence chief and close confidant Omar Suleiman.

Naming a vice president in the wake of the biggest challenge ever to his rule by anti-government protesters appears to be a step toward setting up a successor.


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