I was at the Neurologist when Mubarak stepped down and I didn’t hear about it until after I got home.
This from HuffPo
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. “The people ousted the president,” chanted a crowd of tens of thousands outside his presidential palace in Cairo.
So the military is in control. This from the BBC:
“Around Cairo, drivers are honking their horns in celebration and guns are being fired into the air. The huge crowds are rejoicing. However, the army takeover looks very much like a coup. The constitution has been breached. Officially, the speaker of parliament should be taking over. Instead it is the army leadership. Egypt moves into a very uncertain future.”
It took 18 days of protest…but there it is.
- President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down in Egypt (Video) (sugarslam.com)
- Mubarak Is Out! (slog.thestranger.com)
- Egypt: Mubarak Quits (bostonist.com)
- Mubarak steps down (theworld.org)
- Breaking News: President Hosni Mubarak to step down as president of Egypt, (vanguardngr.com)
- Mubarak Digs In, Ctd (andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com)
- The Suleiman Problem: Egypt’s Transitional Figure Won’t Transition (time.com)
- “Vice President Omar Suleiman addressed the nation shortly after the embattled president Hosni Mubarak said he is not stepping down now :” and related posts (yalibnan.com)
- Mubarak vows to hang onto power, protesters furious (dailykos.com)
- Amb. Marc Ginsberg: “Mabruk’ (Bless) Wael Ghonim — Omar Suleiman’s Worst Nightmare (huffingtonpost.com)
This just in from HuffPo… Mubarak is giving some power over to his VP, but he is NOT LEAVING!
Here’s a piece:
- Egypt President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down May Be Out Of Country Possible Military Coup [Video] (realestateradiousa.com)
- Military Coup in Egypt? Mubarak May Be Stepping Down (time.com)
- Mubarak Could Step Aside As Soon As Tonight & Delegate Powers To Vice President (pumabydesign001.wordpress.com)
- The day everything changes in Egypt? (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Is Massive Chaos About To Break Out In Egypt Once Mubarak Speaks? (businessinsider.com)
- Striking developments in Egypt (thehill.com)
- Tahrir Square Protestors Cheering: Egypt’s Mubarak to Speak Soon, Relinquish Power (firedoglake.com)