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For now though the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is now reportedly in a coma as the -- he ruled for three decades appears to be opening a new chapter of political turmoil.
According to Egyptian officials Hosni Mubarak is now off life support after he suffered a stroke.
While Mubarak's lawyer says report to the former president's near death or not true.
And that he's recovering after falling in -- prison bathroom which is absolutely -- -- is that not what they told us yesterday Baghdad Bob has moved to Cairo.
Meanwhile tensions over Egypt's first free presidential elections appear to be near the boiling point tens of thousands of people gathered in -- top.
Swear to protest the military.
For stripping away presidential powers in the last minutes before last weekend's historical election changed the rules right and Election Day the chief fox -- correspondent Jonathan Hunt.
Is -- this and a very volatile situation now Jonathan.
Into the run up of the announcement of the result of the elections there and this could be this could be real trouble not just -- certain beyond its borders.
Certainly could chat and -- volatility may be -- back to explode because we have some breaking news now the supreme.
Elections commission in Egypt has just and I -- that it will not now announce the winner of the presidential election tomorrow.
As it had promised to do the run off of course was between -- command -- FICO was up Hosni Mubarak's former prime minister.
On the left that -- Mohammed -- see the Muslim Brotherhood candidate.
We had expected a final decision on who won the presidential election.
Tomorrow the elections commission that -- says it will not give us that result and it is not setting any date.
On which to -- -- the result of calls behind all of this a lot of people say.
Is the Egyptian military who have changed.
It it may not necessarily be bad if the military retains a degree of control over Egyptian politics from our standpoint.
But we cannot dictate that to them we have to wait and see how it plays out -- -- of course we hope that.
You as the big.
Realize what the election results -- our.
That they will accommodate themselves the Egyptian people and the Egyptian power players of various stripes we'll accommodate themselves to that result and -- that accommodation has to include.
The armed forces to an extent.
-- the announcement all of the election results is it was just saying it now delayed it seems indefinitely.
The military ship retains complete -- and Egypt so last night first but for the fox aboard the Egyptian state media put out Hosni Mubarak is did.
Then they can kill them city was on life support and that he was in his last hours today we learned he fell in a bathtub.
Bottom line is we simply do not know -- all sorts of rumors he's in a coma he's not in a coma.
He slipped in the prison shall -- he didn't slip in the -- -- we and I know that he has been moved it to.
And there are all those conspiracy theorists who say this was all orchestrated.
By Mubarak's supporters in the military to get him out of the tough conditions of president.
And into that -- condition hospital and tired these two strands of this story together if you like.
I know to stay somewhat sarcastic tweet.
Doing the rounds among the -- in Egypt today which said Hosni Mubarak actually did die last night.
And -- the military ruled his death on constitutional.
All right John hunt thank you with the -- the former ambassador today to Egypt Frank Wisner.
He's currently foreign affairs advisor to the Patton Boggs law firm here in New York City.
Investor was there is believed to be the last American to speak with President Mubarak before -- left office.
What was his.
What was his mindset and well I unless -- the president when it in the last days he was in office and he was in.
Planning very carefully.
What he would do in the future -- about to swear in a new cabinet make a major nationwide speech.
He certainly didn't -- to me he.
But it was very clear at that time.
That the cards were playing out the end of the Mubarak period come.
What where where are we is it your sense in this in this crisis there are a win would be turning in new page on new political turmoil or what do you say.
Well I think it's and you were all wise to be very careful not to jump to conclusions.
The end but my own judgment and I can only share that with you.
Is that the military means it when it says it wants to get out of the kitchen and turn -- you ordinary work of government over to a civilian successor.
And to do so without.
Any in -- little delay is -- -- -- predicted the end of June and I keep my eye on that target.
Second that the presidential election the results will be announced.
Whether it's on Thursday -- immediately thereafter.
We do know the Egyptian.
Election commission is run no.
Has run them in a manner that is quite credible and we should defer and allow those judgments to take place without second guessing them.
The election commission operates with a great deal of independence.
Simply not right to say their pawns of the military.
In the end there are great questions about whether this new civilian leader whomever he is will actually wield any power.
Well that's I would I would say the oldest story I know is that the Egyptian military.
Intended and had long signaled.
That it would be responsible for its own chain of command its own budget and the maintenance of peace along Egypt's borders notably the peace with Israel.
That they -- -- formalize.
In a recent set of proclamations.
On the eve of the election.
Making it clear the guidelines that would surround the constitution.
Personally came as no great surprise to me.
The government however.
Whoever it is and however parliament is recreated whoever the prime minister ends up being is gonna have a huge job.
The social conditions in each of the maintenance of ordinary law and order and particularly.
Particularly the economy.
All of that will -- to a new civilian led administration.
A lot of -- -- get -- that that -- -- quite -- this tonight mr.
ambassador it's nice to -- thank you.
You know the phrase.
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