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As protesters in Egypt celebrated President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation, a University of Louisville professor from Egypt was watching closely.

Aly Farag was last in his home country in mid-January, shortly before the protests began. He says he thought Mubarak’s departure was inevitable, and he’ll be monitoring the news from Egypt to see who will lead the next government.

“Egypt is 80 plus million people and has quite a bit of population that’s talented and patriotic,” he says. “I cannot name a person, but I can tell you Egypt has lots of people who can lead the way through.”

Farag says there are many educated and energetic young people in Egypt, and many of them led the demonstrations. He expects they will approach the process of forming a new government with similar enthusiasm.