Hosni Mubarak’s resignation as President of Egypt today has left an immense vacuum in world politics. Yes, this means that he is no longer 20th on Parade Magazine‘s List of the World’s Worst Dictators. Who will slide into his now-vacant slot? We’ve got the scoop! SPOILER ALERT: Do not click “more” if you don’t want to find out the juicy gossip.
Our sources tell us that President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d’Ivoire is being touted as the man who will replace Mubarak. The dictator world is buzzing that this is a sure thing, although don’t tell President Gbagbo that!
The 65-year-old came to power in 2000 and has refused to give up his seat despite the Ivory Coast Election Commission’s declaration that he lost in 2010 to rival Alassane Ouattara. Gbagbo is reportedly barricaded in his Abidjan palace, waiting for the phone call from the editors of Parade telling him he’s made their list.
With a civil war looming in Cote d’Ivoire, President Gbagbo is hoping his appointment by Parade Magazine will be the good news he’s been waiting for. He is facing stern competition from Angola’s Jose Eduardo dos Santos, but anyone who’s been following the gossip knows dos Santos doesn’t stand a chance.
It may get catty!
Current list-topper Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe could not be reached for comment.
The World’s Worst Dictators [Parade]