Hosni Mubarek Replaces Sadat
By Patrick Mondout
On October 14, 1981, one week after the assassination
of Anwar Sadat, Hosni Mubarek was sworn in as Egypt's new prime
minister and president.
In the aftermath of the assassination world leaders worried about a
change of leadership in this part of the turbulent Middle East. But
Mubarek said he remained committed to completing the Camp David agreements
and achieving peace with his neighbors. He appeased the Islamic extremists
by releasing some of the fundamentalists imprisoned during September 1981.
As of this writing (July 31, 2000), Mubarek remains the leader of Egypt.