DEARBORN (WWJ)  Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will likely be forced out. That prediction from one area Political science professor.

 WWJ Newsradio 950’s Beth Fisher spoke with University of Michigan-Dearborn Political Science Professor Ron Stockton who has been watching events unfold in Egypt and says if Mubarak goes, things can change.

Stockton did say he expects a free election in Egypt in the future, “… the whole purpose of a democratic election is to produce policy changes and because the structures of these societies are so rigid, that is, the gap between rich and poor is so great , it’s not likely that there’s going to be a massive transformation of society, which I think is what people are hoping, it’s not like Iran.” 

He also says the U.S. government has made it clear that the protestors have a legitimate point of view and that we have limited leverage.   

Stockton does not think religious extremists will take over the country.

Stockton and others, including WWJ’s Tim Kiska, will hold a forum on events in the Middle East at the U-of-M-Dearborn on February 8th.

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