CAIRO – Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday, bowing down after a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands.
A massive crowd in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square exploded into joy, waving Egyptian flags, and car horns and celebratory shots in the air were heard around the city of 18 million in joy after Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement on national TV just after nightfall.
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6 thoughts on “Mubarak resigns, hands power to military”
Sooooo now what? Descent deeper into anarchy? Extremist Muslim take control? Or democracy? You don’t know and neither do they. Good luck Egypt and congrats.
I’d hope after 30 years of one dictatorship they wouldn’t just head into another, and that democracy wins.
That isn’t reality. Despite how much nationalistic bullshit the USA shoves down your throat.
I’m pretty sure it’d be civil war before the Egyptians let themselves be ruled by another tyrant.
There are too many unknown variables to predict what will happen in the next few months. If the military ends martial law, that would then allow differing political parties who will each prolly set up a leader for the people to vote on. The military seems sincere in its claim to not want to run the country. So…we’ll see.