Egypt crisis: President Hosni Mubarak resigns as leader
bbc / bbc
11-Feb-2011 (3 comments)

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.

"In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances Egypt is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down from the office of president of the republic and has charged the high council of the armed forces to administer the affairs of the country," he said.

"May God help everybody."

Mr Mubarak has already left Cairo and is in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where he has a residence, officials say.


Mubarak steps down!

by Fair on

Khamenei is next:)




by yolanda on

I hope if there is a massive protest in Iran......Iranian people can be victorious!

I watched a CNN video last nite......apparently some of protesters are from over-sea.......they joined the protests......they wanted to make a difference and they wanted to witness history..........a lot of hard work is ahead........hopefully they can have free elections!


So democracy can be achieved

by vildemose on

So democracy can be achieved through massive peaceful protests (and not through war or violent revolution­..but not matter we think of the Egyptian government or military..­.they acted with great restraint.­.they could have killed so many more people) I'm in awe of Egyptian's civility and wisdom.

No death to this or death to that. No looting, vandalizing the national treasures, destroying public properties, not violence among the peaceful protesters.