Egypt’s President Hosni Murbarak has resigned on Friday, 30 years since taking control of the country, handing over the power to the military.
In a one minute television message, Vice President Omar Suleiman said Mubarak had resigned and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will “run the affairs of the country.”
All it took was an 18 day revolution by protesters to finally convince Mubarak that it was time to step down.
On Thursday, Mubarak indicated that he would remain President, but hand all power over to his Vice, Suleiman, to which the locals continued to protest. Looks as of Friday he had a change of heart, and finally stepped down.
Murbarak has been the President of Egypt since 1981.
It’s a great day for Egypt! Time to restore the peace!