Revolution in Egypt: Protests Lead to the Resignation of Hosni Mubarak

Read about the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and find information about Egypt and the Middle East

by Beth Rowen
Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak

On Feb. 11, 2011, embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation and handed power of the country over to the military. Upon hearing Mubarak's speech, Cairo erupted in joyous celebration, with crowds chanting, "Egypt is free!" His resignation followed nearly three weeks of unprecedented anti-government protests in Cairo and ended 30 years of autocratic rule. Read more about the crisis in Egypt.

News and Information about Egypt and the Middle East

Biographies of Prominent Egyptian Figures

Biographies of Leaders in Egyptian History

Political Statistics

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