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    Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    The BBC is reporting that Vice-President Suleiman has announced that Mubarak is stepping down as President of Egypt.

    Breaking news story can be found here:

    BBC News - Egypt unrest

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    re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Full statement from Vice-President Suleiman: "In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances Egypt is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down from the office of president of the republic and has charged the high council of the armed forces to administer the affairs of the country. May God help everybody."

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    re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    And now we are at the crossroads. Will Egypt become a free democratic country or it will become a new Iran. Only time will tell. The Egyptian people are in my prayers.

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    re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Let's hope this doesn't further destabilize the country...
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    re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    It will be interesting to see how the transition following President Mubarak's resignation is carried out. A lot of work will be required if Egypt is to evolve toward sustainable democratic governance. While I don't believe the near-term risk of a theocratic or Islamic government is very high, I do believe the greater danger is that early democratic progress could erode and then give way to more illiberal rule, particularly if a more democratic government proves unable to deliver significant positive outcomes.
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    re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Mods: I know the title of this thread doesn't match a news story, but it was breaking so fast I couldn't find a complete story to quote.

    The BBC now has a story titled "Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader" at BBC News - Home

    Feel free to change the thread title.

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Mods: I know the title of this thread doesn't match a news story, but it was breaking so fast I couldn't find a complete story to quote.

    The BBC now has a story titled "Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader" at BBC News - Home

    Feel free to change the thread title.
    No problem. The thread title was adjusted.

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    I hope that this is not a military coup. On the other hand, my boyfriend reminded me that MANY of the key leaders in the Egyptian army were trained in the U.S. and have close relationships with U.S. military personnel. The army is promising that free and fair elections will be held.

    I hope the best for the people of Egypt, and that they may have the freedom they so desire.
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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader


    CONGRATULATIONS EGYPT!!


    And well deserved it is

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    Re: Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader

    Also, does this remind anyone of the day when the wall between East and West Germany finally came down? That was messy, scary, unpredictable, and glorious, as well.

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