ElBaradei on Democracy's Chances in Egypt 'We Could Experience an Arab Spring'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei explains why President Hosni Mubarak should leave Egypt as soon as possible, how Israel should view the popular revolts across the Arab world and how he could go from being an "agent of change" to Egypt's next president.
Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei during a visit to Cairo's Tahrir Square: "The longer things continue on this way with Mubarak, the clearer it becomes that the country is imploding both politically and economically."

Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei during a visit to Cairo's Tahrir Square: "The longer things continue on this way with Mubarak, the clearer it becomes that the country is imploding both politically and economically."

Foto: Peter Macdiarmid/ Getty Images
Interview conducted by Erich Follath; translated from the German by Josh Ward
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