Hosni Mubarak Resigns as President, Egyptians Celebrate

By on Feb 12, 2011 in Africa, International, Middle East, Politics, World Comments
Egypt Protest

Egyptian anti-government protesters march in
Assiut, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.

Image Credit: AP Photo/Mamdouh Thabet

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned as president of Egypt, this was announced by Vice President Omar Suleiman in a brief televised statement.

Hosni Mubarak has waived the office of presidency and told the army to run the affairs of the country,” Suleiman‘s full statement in the state television, as reported by USA Today.

Thousands of people celebrated after hearing the news. Egyptians waved their flags, hugged each other, jumped up and down in celebration. People are screaming, crying and started singing the national anthem.

“This is the greatest day of my life. The country has been liberated,” Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian opposition leader was quoted saying.

Following more than 2 weeks of mass demonstration, Mubarak’s 30-year rule finally ended. Mubarak and his wife left the palace earlier Friday, and was reported to have gone to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.



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