Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down
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Less than 24 hours after disappointing massive crowds of Egyptians, President Hosni Mubarak electrified his country tonight by stepping down after all. One of the most entrenched dictators in the Arab world has been toppled by People Power.
Banner image: An anti-government demonstrator weeps with joy upon hearing the news of the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on February 11, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
Update from Cairo ()
A televised statement from Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman produced an eruption of joy and excitement in the biggest crowd so far on Tahrir Square. We get an update from Tahir Square where demonstrators are jubliant over the news that President Hosni Mubarak has turned over power to Egypt's military.
US, Regional Perspectives on Egypt's Upheaval ()
Hours after the announcement that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had turned over power to the country's military, the party was still going on. But many questions remain. Can the military be trusted to institute democracy? What will be the role of the US? What's the reaction in the rest of the Arab world, where dictatorships still hold power? We hear what the Obama Administration says the US will expect from Egypt's interim government and get perspective on what's next for Egypt and the region.
- Peter Nicholas: White House Reporter, Los Angeles Times
- Robert Springborg: Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
- Max Rodenbeck: Middle East Correspondent, Economist magazine
- Laura Rozen: Writer, Politico's 'On Foreign Policy' blog, @lrozen
- Mustafa Alani: Director of Security and Terrorism Studies, Gulf Research Center
- Robin Wright: Senior Fellow, US Institute of Peace, @wrightr
Egyptian-Americans Celebrate Mubarak's Downfall ()
Egyptians living in the US are among those celebrating the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. Mokhtar Kamel is the spokesman for the Alliance of Egyptian-Americans.
- Mokhtar Kamel: Spokesman, Alliance of Egyptian-Americans
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