Mubarak Steps Down as President

Vice President’s Announcement Sparks Celebrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

President Hosni Mubarak succumbed to the demands of hundreds of thousands of his countrymen Friday and resigned from office, bringing to an end three decades of autocratic rule.
The announcement was delivered by Egypt’s vice president, Omar Suleiman, in a brief statement on state television. Mr. Mubarak delegated control of the country’s affairs to Egypt’s army, Mr. Suleiman said.
“Because of the current circumstances in the country the president, Hosni Mubarak, has decided to step down, and the higher command of the army is taking control of the country,” he said.
The streets around central Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted in jubilation, as demonstrators pulled over people driving by to listen to their radios to get the news. People hugged each other tearfully outside the state television building…..

Egypt’s Mubarak resigns as leader

Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down as president of Egypt.
In an announcement on state TV, Vice-President Omar Suleiman said Mr Mubarak had handed power to the military.
It came as thousands massed in Cairo and other Egyptian cities for an 18th day of protest to demand Mr Mubarak’s resignation.
Protesters responded by cheering, waving flags, embracing and sounding car horns. “The people have brought down the regime,” they chanted.
Mr Suleiman said Mr Mubarak had handed power to the high command of the armed forces….

Egypt’s Mubarak steps down

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hands power to the military. His departure marks a stunning end to a dominating rule that spanned 30 years and saw him rise as a strategic U.S. ally in a troubled region. Photos

Mubarak Steps Down, Ceding Power to Military

Mubarak steps down, military in charge

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