Egypt to choose a new leader
By Khanyisa Tabata
13 February 2011
Egyptians face various potential leaders after thirty years of military rule. President Hosni Mubarak stepped down yesterday, sparking jubilation and festivities across Egypt and the Arab world.
The military council has been placed in provisional control of the country and will be responsible for its transition to democracy.
The council includes prominent leaders such as its head, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and General Sami Anan, who met with American military leaders in Washington at the beginning of the protests.Outside the military, Amr Moussa, a former foreign minister, is popular.
Meanwhile, it’s still unclear what will happen to 82-year-old Mubarak.
He is in a luxury hotel at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after stepping down yesterday. Mubarak has vowed never to go into exile, saying he wished to die on Egyptian soil.