11 Feb '11, 9pm

Mubarak's resignation hailed as victory for people power

Mubarak's resignation hailed as victory for people power

PARIS - World leaders on Friday hailed the toppling of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak as an historic victory for people power, paving the way for democracy, amid scenes of jubilation. As Mubarak's three-decade-long rule ended, a day after he enraged protesters by refusing to stand down, messages of congratulation to the Egyptian people flooded in. US President Barack Obama said the people of Egypt had spoken and would settle for nothing less than "genuine democracy," calling on the military to ensure a credible political transition. "The people of Egypt have spoken -- their voices have been heard and Egypt will never be the same," Obama said in his first public reaction. The armed forces would now have to ensure a political transition that was "credible in the eyes of the Egyptian people," Obama said, warning however that there could be "difficult days ahead." UN chief B...

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