Arab States Weekly Review 12th – 18th Feb 2011

Hosni Mubarak stepped down as President of Egypt following 18 days of popular revolt. He handed power over to a group of senior military men who would oversee the writing of a new constitution. Elections are to be held within six months.

The collapse of the Mubarak regime inspired political upheavals across the Middle-East including Yemen, Libya, Algeria and Bahrain. Protesters faced fierce resistance from government forces.

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