Fri, Feb 11, 2011 | The Jerusalem Post
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns
Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that the embattled president Hosni Mubarak has stepped down after 17 days of protests calling for his ouster. Suleiman also said that the supreme commander of the Egyptian army will now be the de facto leader of Egypt.
Demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square broke out in cheers as the announcement was made on Egyptian State television. “The people made Mubarak resign,” they shouted.
Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has said that “this is the most beautiful day in my life.”
Egyptian media reported that Mubarak had taken his family and left Cairo. He is now possibly in Sharm el-Sheikh.