John Simpson: Egypt has high hopes for future

Help

Egypt is beginning a new political era, the day after President Hosni Mubarak stood down after almost 30 years in power.

Celebrations took place in Cairo and elsewhere throughout the night.

The BBC's World Affairs Editor, John Simpson, says there is a hope among Egyptians that the army will do nothing except "hold the ring" until a presidential election takes place.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.