Hosni Mubarak

Global Scan

It's easy to win an election when dissent could send you to jail

Egypt's military leaders were hoping for a major turnout in this week's constitutional elections. And while they got a few percentage points more turnout than the last constitutional referendum, the result was almost unbelievable: 98 percent approval. Of course, when demonstrating against the referendum leads to arrest and when the biggest opponent boycotts the election what do you expect? That and more in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Mubarak steps down

Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt, after weeks of protest in Cairo and other cities. The news was greeted with a huge outburst of joy and celebration by thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Ben Gilbert reports from Cairo.

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Egypt's dangerous lack of security

Authorities in Egypt today increased security around churches. The move follows clashes there between Christians and Muslims. The World's Matthew Bell reports that the potential for sectarian violence there is greater now because of lack of security.

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Egyptians still protesting

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Egyptian protester Hayat Guergues in Cairo. She is a leader of one of the groups that are demanding the end of the military-run government and that former president Hosni Mubarak face trial.

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Pushing For Police Reform in Egypt

The demonstrations in Egypt started because of police brutality. For many there that's no surprise. As Ursula Lindsey reports, in addition to the removal of former president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's revolution 10 months ago also sought to reform the police.