Mubarak’s departure ‘victory for people’


WORLD leaders have 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 Mr Mubarak’s three-decade-long rule ended on Friday, a day after he enraged protesters by refusing to stand down, messages of congratulations to the Egyptian people have flooded in.

US President Barack Obama said on Friday the people of Egypt have spoken after history moved at a “blinding pace”, and called on the now-ruling military to ensure a transition towards “genuine democracy”.
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