Breaking news: Mubarak resigns, hands power to military

 


Mubarak resigns, hands power to military

MAGGIE MICHAEL

PAUL SCHEMM

Associated Press

CAIRO — Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday after 29 years in power, bowing to 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.

Several hundred thousand protesters massed in Cairo's central Tahrir Square exploded into joy, waving Egyptian flags, and car horns and celebratory shots in the air were heard ar...



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