By Lori Price
Citizens for Legitimate Government
Mubarak steps down after 3 decades PressTV, 11 Feb 2011 Egyptian vice President Omar Suleiman says President Hosni Mubarak has “abandoned the presidency,” after millions of Egyptians demonstrated for 18 days. Suleiman made the announcement on Friday during a televised address. The resignation has triggered celebration among millions of protesters in Cairo and other cities across Egypt.
Mubarak turns power over to military –Analysts believe despite the transition Mubarak would still remain in power. PressTV, 11 Feb 2011 Egypt’s vice president says Hosni Mubarak has handed power over to the high military council, despite millions-plus pro-democracy demonstrations. In a brief announcement, Omar Suleiman said on Friday that Mubarak had “abandoned the presidency” handing over the power to the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces. The transition of power to the military comes while Mubarak, Suleiman and Prime Minister Ahmad Shafiq are all former military men.
Vice president: Mubarak steps down Maan News, 11 Feb 2011 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and handed over power to the army, his deputy Omar Suleiman announced Friday in a televised address. 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,” Suleiman said. Cairo erupted with joyful dancing, singing and cries of “Allahu Akbar” [God is Greatest] as Mubarak’s 30-year rule comes to an end following more than two weeks of mass protests.
Mubarak vigilantes shoot protesters 11 Feb 2011 The Mubarak regime-commissioned vigilantes have opened fire on pro-democracy protesters in Egypt in a move unprecedented over the past couple of days. The shooting in El-Kharga came as protestors took over several government buildings in major cities across Egypt on Friday. The last time that live bullets were used against protesters was on Wednesday, when six protesters were killed and hundreds of others were injured — some of them critically.
Video speech of his resignation (with English translation):
For an excellent background on the several forces contributing to Mubarak’s ouster, see Why Mubarak Is Out.
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