Military council now controls Egypt
By Khanyisa Tabata
12 February 2011
Egypt’s military council has taken over control of the country following the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Mubarak resigned yesterday after more than two weeks of protest action.
Vice President Omar Suleiman says a military council will run the country and free elections will be held in September. Overjoyed protesters, some crying from relief and others firing shots in the air, filled the streets of the capital, Cairo.
Celebrations erupted across the Middle East with people hooting, setting off flares and fireworks and handing out sweets.