February 10, 2011
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak is to step down tonight, two sources have told NBC News, losing his 30-year grip on power after 17 days of dramatic mass uprisings across the nation.
NBC’s Richard Engel reported that a high-ranking source inside the president’s office said the newly appointed vice president, Omar Suleiman, would take over. This was confirmed by a second source.
Egypt’s military announced on national television it had stepped in to secure the country and promised protesters calling for Mubarak’s ouster that all their demands would soon be met.