Egypt defence minister Tantawi heads military council

Egypt's higher military council will sack the cabinet, suspend both houses of parliament and rule with the head of the supreme constitutional court

Egypt defence minister Tantawi heads military council

Egypt's higher military council will sack the cabinet, suspend both houses of parliament and rule with the head of the supreme constitutional court, Al Arabiya television reported on Friday.

Egypt's defence minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi is the head of the Higher Military Council that took control of Egypt after Hosni Mubarak resigned his post as president on Friday, a military source said.

The army statement was expected to be delivered later on Friday and followed President Hosni Mubarak's dramatic resignation after 30 years in power.

Egyptians all over the country of over 80 million people flooded the streets in celebration at the news that president for the past 30 years Hosni Mubarak had stepped down, witnesses said.

Cairo, Alexandria and other cities were full of cars honking horns and people waving flags. Passersby congratulated one another and people shouted slogans such as "He is out and we are in!" and "The people have brought down the regime!"

Reuters

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