Yet another entry..

...in President Mubarak's recent attempts to explain how little power he actually has. At a meeting with writers and intellectuals earlier this week (he has one every year before the Cairo Book Fair), the president was asked some "direct" questions about democratization and the concentration of power in the presidency. According to Masr Al-Youm newspaper, he answered that: "The power is in the hands of the Prime Minister; the President plans for things or issues instructions for their implementation." Just an administrator at the beck and call of the Prime Minister. (Thanks to Adel)