After 18 days, the demands of tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators were met as Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman announces that Mubarak has stepped down and handed over power to the military. Nearly 300 people have been killed since anti-government protests started up in Egypt three weeks ago.
CAIRO – Egypt's prime minister says the caretaker government's priority now is restoring security as the country transitions from three decades of Hosni Mubarak's rule to a democracy.
Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq spoke at a news conference Sunday after the first Cabinet meeting since Mubarak was forced to step down on Friday.
"Our concern now in the Cabinet is security, to bring security back to the Egyptian citizen," he said.