ElBaradei em entrevista
Chappatte, «Le Temps»
O actual diretor-geral da Agência Internacional de Energia Atómica e prémio Nobel da Paz de 2005, Mohamed ElBaradei, pretende concorrer às eleições presidenciais do Egipto, agendadas para o final deste ano. Numa entrevista à Der Spiegel, o Sr. ElBaradei fala da detenção de Hosni Mubarak e da aumento da desconfiança dos egípcios na actual nos militares que governam o país:
SPIEGEL: The protesters in Tahrir Square have also been calling for the resignation of General Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, the chairman of the military council.
ElBaradei: I am on the side of the protesters when it comes to calling for a national dialogue, for participation and transparency. But I think risking a clash with the army …
SPIEGEL: … which intends to take decisive action against further protests …
ElBaradei: … would be the worst thing that could happen to us. Then we will plunge into chaos. The military council is the only institution that still works well in Egypt. That’s why it is all the more important that the military leaders do not gamble away the trust of the people. They must open up and take action. Giving statements on television isn’t enough. That’s not a dialogue.
SPIEGEL: Many are now saying that “Mubarak and Tantawi are the same hand.” The general was a close adviser to the president for more than 20 years.
ElBaradei: Egypt is in a very critical phase. Every change from an autocratic regime to a democracy comes with compromises. I believe Tantawi and the military leaders and assume that they really only want to manage the transition. […]
Chappatte, «NZZ am Sonntag»