A step that was received with victorious crowds chanting for the military and praising their efforts in safeguarding people’s aspirations, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Armed Forces said it will not replace the legitimacy of the people.
“We realized the seriousness of the current situation, we are studying all the necessary procedures and steps to achieve people’ s demands and we will declare a statement of the proposed plans,” said the army spokesman.
Protestors in the Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the revolt, as well as the rest of the country, celebrated the historic event with dancing, singing and fireworks. Drivers blew horns on the streets.
“I am glad to hear that the president steps down,” said a protestor. “But I am not sure what the county’s future will be after the military takes over the power.”
Adel Sabry, a member of the higher commission of the opposition Wafd Party, told Xinhua that it is a good way to change Egypt, who will see a new paper opened in its political life.
See also another Xinhua report: “News Analysis: White House wades into unfamiliar waters as Egyptian president resigns“