Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mubarak out, Military in


After 18 days of protests across Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak resigned from office, said Vice President Omar Suleiman in a short statement on TV Friday, according toOnDeadline.
Suleiman said, "In these grave circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic. He has mandated the Armed Forces Supreme Council to run the state. God is our protector and succor."
Demonstrators in the Tahrir Square by hundreds of thousands cheered as the announcement was made. Some protesters even fainted amid the jubilation.
It was also said that the army will "run the affairs of the country."
"This is the greatest day of my life. The country has been liberated," said opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei.
As an initial step, the Parliament will be suspended and the Cabinet will be relieved, according to Al-Arabiya TV.
It also said that the head of the constitutional court will govern the country together with the military council.
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