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Der Spiegel: Mubarak May Get 'Health Check' in Germany, Relinquish Power There


"...a 'prolonged health check' that would offer the 82-year-old a dignified departure."

The German paper Der Spiegel is reporting that there is strong possibility disgraced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will soon seek extended medical treatment in Germany, at which time he will relinquish his power.

From the paper:

The United States government's scenario for an end to the political chaos in Egypt appears to be this: President Hosni Mubarak travels to Germany for a "prolonged health check" that would offer the 82-year-old a dignified departure. Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that secret talks to that effect were being held between the US government and Egyptian military officials.

According to information obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE, plans for a possible hospital stay in Germany are far more concrete than had been assumed so far. Talks are already being held with suitable hospitals, particularly with the Max-Grundig-Klinik Bühlerhöhe in the southwestern town of Bühl near Baden-Baden, SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned from sources close to the clinic. The hospital management declined to comment.

According to Der Spiegel, there have been rumors the Mubarak previously suffered from cancer. He is currently residing at a holiday villa near the Egyptian Red Sea.

Read the entire article from Der Spiegel.

(H/T: Business Insider)

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