It has been confirmed that Egypt president Hosni Mubarak has resigned, following the 18 days of protests in the capital, Cairo.
Mubarak’s resignation was confirmed on state TV shortly after 4pm GMT today.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters were packed inside Tahrir Square today, who erupted with joy after hearing that Mubarak is to step down as Egyptian President.
As the biggest crowd of protesters to date took over the streets of Cairo, the news exploded through the crowds that the heavily despised president had finally decided to step aside after 28 years in charge.
It is understood that Mubarak left Cairo this morning, to head to the populary Red Sea resort Sharm El Sheikh. It was then announced on state television that he had resigned.
It is believed that the Egyptian army will rule alongside Vice President Omar Suleiman until elections can take place later this year.
Earlier today, Tahir Square was packed with protestors who had taken up every inch of space to conduct their Friday prayers. Thousands of protestors then moved on to march on the presidential palace, which is the first the major