Monday, February 14, 2011

Egypt military dismantles Mubarak regime

Egypt's new military regime dismantled ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak's former regime on Sunday, dissolving parliament, suspending the constitution and promising a referendum on political reform.

While the civilian cabinet met for the first time since Mubarak's downfall, the generals made it clear where authority now lies, issuing a proclamation setting a six-month timetable to prepare democratic elections.

The latest moves spelled the end of the political system that underpinned Mubarak's 30-year rule which ended on Friday when he was driven from power after an 18-day pro-democracy uprising.


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