CAIRO, July 9, 2012 (AFP)
CAIRO, July 9, 2012 (AFP)
Key events in Egypt since the fall in February
2011 of president Hosni Mubarak after almost 30 years in power:
– 11: Mubarak steps down and leaves the capital after 18 days of protests
in which 850 people were killed. He hands power to the army, led by Field
Marshal Hussein Tantawi.
– 12: Promising a peaceful transition to democracy, the army suspends the
constitution and dissolves parliament.
– 19: Voters approve a proposed new constitution.
– 13: Authorities say Mubarak has been detained and is being held in a
hospital in the eastern resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
– 16: A court dissolves Mubarak’s National Democratic Party.
– 7: Fifteen die and 200 are injured as Muslims and Christians clash in
– 6: A political party formed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s biggest
opposition group, is declared legal.
– 29: More than 1,000 hurt in clashes between protesters and riot police in
Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
– 8: Thousands of people start a sit-in at Tahrir Square to criticise the
military rulers over the slow pace of reform.
– 9: 25 people, mainly Coptic Christians, are killed in clashes with
security forces in Cairo.
– 19: Start of a week of clashes between police and demonstrators opposed
to the military regime that will leave 42 dead.
– 28-29: Egypt holds its first post-revolution election in Cairo and the
port city of Alexandria. Islamist parties come out ahead.
– 1: Riots kill 74 people after a football match in Port Said.
– 17: The electoral commission confirms 10 candidates have been barred from
running for president, ruling out a challenge by two Islamists and Mubarak’s
– 23-24: First round of the presidential election.
– 28: Officials announce a run-off vote between Brotherhood candidate
Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, who served briefly as Mubarak’s last premier.
– 31: The three decades-old state of emergency comes to an end.
– 2: Mubarak and his former interior minister Habib al-Adly sentenced to
life in prison for the deaths of protesters, while six police commanders are
acquitted. Original corruption charges against Mubarak’s sons dropped.
A lawyer for Mubarak says he will appeal the verdict.
Protesters stage angry rallies in Cairo, Alexandria and elsewhere.
– 14: Egypt’s top court rules the whole Islamist-dominated parliament
illegitimate, paving the way for the military to resume legislative powers.
– 16-17: Second round of the presidential election.
– 24: Morsi is declared president with 51.73 percent of the vote.
– 30: Morsi takes the oath of office.
– 8: Morsi issues a decree annulling the supreme court’s dissolution of
– 9: The parliament speaker invites the lower house to convene on Tuesday.
Mubarak’s sons appear in court to face a new corruption trial.