Finally, after 18 days of protests, Egyptian President Mubarak has stepped down from power.
Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement, stating, “”In these grave circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic. He has mandated the Armed Forces Supreme Council to run the state. God is our protector and succor.”"
It’s a surprising move after his speech yesterday, which was expected to be a resignation and turned, instead, into a a reiteration of his initial refusal to step down.
Protests today were stronger than ever in response to his refusal, and now those protests have turned into celebrations.
The Armed Forces have taken charge of the country.