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Topic - Rafaat Mubarak
With protests raging, President Hosni Mubarak named his intelligence chief as his first-ever vice president on Saturday — setting the stage for a successor as demands for the longtime leader's ouster showed no sign of abating. The death toll rose from five days of anti-government protests rose sharply to 74.
A 43-year-old teacher, Rafaat Mubarak, said the appointment of the president's intelligence chief and longtime confidant Omar Sulieman as vice president did not satisfy the protesters.