Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address on Friday that the president was "waiving" his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
Suleiman's short statement was received with a roar of approval and by celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as well as by other pro-democracy campaigners who attending protests across the country.
The top figure in Egypt's new regime is now Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, the country's defence minister.
After the announcement, he drove past Mubarak's former palace, where crowds cheered him. He stopped briefly to thank and hail the pro-democracy campaigners before driving in.
In its third statement to the nation since Thursday, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said it was examining the situation "in order to materialise the aspirations of our great nation".
The statement said that "resolutions and statements regarding the ... actions to be followed" in order to achieve the demands of the people will be handed down later.
In the televised address, the spokesman also extended "greetings and appreciation" to Mubarak for his service to the country, and saluted the "marytrs and those who have fallen" during the protests." Al- Jazeera News
Setelah berminggu-minggu berdemonstrasi, akhirnya penduduk Mesir menang semangat dan kesungguhan mereka mengatasi keangkuhan pemerintah kuku besi Hosni Mubarak selama 30 tahun. Pemimpin Islam yang tidak selari dengan pemerintah barat mana yang tidak kenal akan Mubarak, pemerintah arab yang terang-terang menyokong penubuhan negara Israel.
Rencana Allah melepasi segalanya. Tahun sudah, bantuan untuk saudara seMuslim di Palestin disekat haknya, gara-gara sekatan yang didalangi Mubarak yang tidak membenarkan bantuan disalurkan melalui sempadannya. Rakyat Palestin menderita, akibat tindakan binatang Mubarak. Akhirnya, dia rebah penuh kehinaan ditangan rakyatnya yang hanya berbekalkan semangat dan rasa benci terhadap pemerintahannya.
Tahniah buat rakyat Mesir!!