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Hosni Mubarak Resigns as Egyptian President - Al Jazeera

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Uploaded on Feb 11, 2011

A historic moment for Egypt on February 11 2011, as Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak, the fourth President of Egypt stands down and hands over power to the Supreme Council for the Egyptian Armed Forces.

الرئيس المصري يتنحى ويسلم السلطة للمجلس الاعلى للقوات المسلحة.


Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was "waiving" his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Suleiman's short statement was received with a roar of approval and by celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as well by pro-democracy campaigners who attended protests across the country on Friday.

The top figure in Egypt's new regime is now Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, the country's defence minister. After the announcement, he drove past Mubarak's former palace, where crowds cheered him. He stopped briefly to thank and hail the crowds before driving in.

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