Muslima wondering where the protest went wrong……
Egyptian military vows to stand by Israel peace treaty and hand over power to an elected administrationBy DAILY MAIL REPORTER
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The Egyptian military today vowed to stand by the country’s international agreements in a move to allay concerns about the peace deal with Israel.
In a much-anticipated statement following the departure of President Hosni Mubarak, the army also pledged its commitment to handing over power to an elected administration when the time comes.
It has asked the current government, put in place by Mr Mubarak, to stay until a new one is formed but there was no indication of how long that may take.
The pledge on the peace deal will elicit a sigh of relief from leaders across the world – and plans for an elected government will delight the thousands of protesters who had laid siege to Cairo.
Mr Mubarak, the head of state for 29 years, finally quit last night and handed the reins to the military after 18 days of demonstrations built up into an unstoppable wave of public pressure.