Hossam Badrawy, the recently appointed Secretary General of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), tells BBC will announce his resignation from his post during hours. Badrawy also hinted strongly that he now believes that at this time of crisis the regime should recognize that “the people are the source of legitimacy”.
This seems to indicate that Badrawy now believes President Mubarak should comply with the revolution’s main demand that he step down. The principal argument against the president’s resignation has been that such a step would create a constitutional crisis.
Badrawy, however, appears to have moved to the position adopted by many that the revolution creates a new source of legitimacy, which stands above the stipulations of the current constitution.
Badrawy, a well respected reformist figure, was appointed last week as NDP Secretary General and head of the Policies Secretariat, replacing both veteran party strong man, Safwat El-Sherif and President Mubarak’s son, Gamal.