Mubarak Resigns, Egypt Celebrates

Image credit to Al Jazeera Online

Mubarak has resigned power to the military and steps down from Presidency after a 30-year rule.

A momentous moment for civil society.

A small step on a long road?

A precarious future for the Middle East?

Another success in this recent democratic revolution?

Terry readers, share your thoughts!

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6 Responses to “Mubarak Resigns, Egypt Celebrates”

  1. Nicholas FitzGerald

    I’ll tell you one thing: Al Jazeera’s live feed of the euphoric celebrations is making it rather difficult to study for my midterm today…

  2. Elysa Hogg

    Nicholas tell me about it- I was bout 2.5 minutes away from finishing my paper when the announcement came and the completion was prolonged for about 2.5 hours! hahaha

    There’s a lot of democracy experts weighing in right now, (I’m itching to get to my democratization class) but it’s interesting that people continue to defend the strength and resolve of the Egyptian people. To overturn an authoritarian regime in a largely peaceful (knock on wood) revolution is truly remarkable, we’re witnessing an amazing historical event today!

  3. Andre

    It’s so inspiring to see such a peaceful revolution take place the way the Egyptian people have done it.

    The first thought that came to my mind after hearing the news of Mubarak officially resigning was that Egypt proved to the world that it was a people worthy of democracy. They acted like an ideal democratic country before ever becoming one. Of course, it’s going to be a difficult road from here on in, but I’m hopeful.

    I can’t help but suddenly re-appreciate how lucky I am to have democratic institutions here at home. The fact that, collectively, I and the people around me have enough voice to shape Canadian policy is something we probably take for granted too often. We just need to look to Egypt as a role model for being passionate in standing up for our values.

  4. canas prints

    i wouldnt say they are all behaving peacefuly u forget that the people oposing the change are everyday normal egyptions who have not especialy behaved well so 2 call them good or bad or peaceful or not would b only looking at half the nation. that being said i hope for the best over ther and all people deserve democracy!!

  5. Sarah Andersen

    Inspiring yes, but I wonder how it will turn out in the long run. To the best of my knowledge, the military currently holds much of the power. How democratic are they willing to be? As well, I wonder what the political shift will mean for women in the country. There was an interesting article in the Vancouver Sun recently on the rise of sexual assault and violence in Egypt. If the country shifts control to the Muslim Brotherhood, will their situation get better or worse?

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