NBC News: Egypt's Mubarak to step down - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - msnbc.comNBC News said a high-ranking source inside the president's office said that Mubarak would step down and the newly appointed vice president, Omar Suleiman, would take over. This was then confirmed by a second source.
Whether such a move occurs and, if it does, whether the protesters will accept the arrangement remains to be seen. There is a risk that at least some share of protesters will view VP Suleiman as part of the regime that they aimed to topple. That he has, at least so far, not been overly aggressive in terms of reforms and the timeframe might also raise concerns among some of the protesters.