He says that President Hosni Mubarak should have resigned.
“Given that the entire Egyptian people don’t want him and he’s been in power for 30 years, that’s enough,” he told a French radio outlet.
“The president hasn’t improved the standard of living of Egyptians. There are some people that are very rich — maybe 1 percent — and the rest are all poor trying to find food,” he said.
But he also told the Associated Press that he is concerned over what happens if Mubarak is toppled.
“I personally don’t know what they will do afterwards. Who will they bring, who will take his place, who will be in charge of the country?”
AP photo: Sharif points to “Liberation Square” from his home in Cairo.