Expected army announcement will be for transitional rule, then new elections

The army, along with opposition leaders and senior Muslim and Christian religious figures, will present a statement to the Egyptian people within the hour, according to an Egyptian army Facebook post.

State news agency MENA says that the “road map” will be a plan for a short period of military rule followed by open presidential and parliamentary elections, Reuters reports.

Multiple reports coming in of fireworks and celebrations at Tahrir Square and other sites.

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