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Egypt's new era: 'Upbeat mood' in Tahrir Square

Egypt's new military authorities have said they are dissolving parliament and suspending the constitution.

In a statement on state TV, the higher military council said it would stay in power six months, or until elections.

Egypt's current parliament is dominated by supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted on Friday after 18 days of mass protests.

Earlier there were scuffles in Cairo's Tahrir Square as protesters thwarted army efforts to remove them, but the BBC's Wyre Davies says there is now an upbeat mood there.

  • 13 Feb 2011
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