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Egypt: Mubarak Resigns

Posted on | February 11, 2011 | 8 Comments


Hosni Mubarak has stood down as Egypt’s president after 18 days of mass demonstrations.
The announcement was made by Vice-President Omar Suleiman shortly after it was reported that Mr Mubarak had flown to Sharm el-Sheikh.

Egyptians celebrated by blowing their car horns and setting off fireworks. It appears to have been a military coup. Much more at Instapundit.

UPDATE: New York Times:

“Taking into consideration the difficult circumstances the country is going through, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave the post of president of the republic and has tasked the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to manage the state’s affairs,” [Egyptian vice president Omar] Suleiman, grave and ashen, said in a brief televised statement.

UPDATE II: CNN has full text of Mubarak’s resignation speech. How do you say “spend more time with my family” in Arabic?


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