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June 01, 2012

Events Highlighting Egyptian President Mubarak's Downfall

by VOA News

January 25, 2011: Arab Spring Protests erupt across Egypt. Demonstrators call for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's control over the country.

February 11, 2011: Amid violent demonstrations, Mubarak resigns under pressure, ending three decades in power.

April 13, 2011: Mubarak and his two sons are detained for an investigation of corruption charges and their role in violent reprisals against demonstrators.

August 3, 2011: As his trial begins, Mubarak is brought to court on a stretcher to face charges of economic corruption and illegal killing of protesters. He pleads innocent. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

November 28, 2011: Egyptians begin casting ballots in the first parliamentary elections since Mubarak was deposed.
 
May 23, 2012: Egyptians begin casting ballots in an historic presidential election spurred by Mubarak's departure.

June 2, 2012: The verdict in Mubarak's case is scheduled to be announced.

June 16-17, 2012: A presidential runoff election is set between the Islamist Mohamed Morsi and old-guard candidate Ahmed Shafiq.

June 21, 2012: The winner of the presidential runoff is scheduled to be announced.