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Egypt’s Military Rulers Dissolve Parliament

Egypt’s military rulers took sweeping action to dismantle the autocratic legacy of former President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday, dissolving parliament, suspending the constitution and promising elections in moves cautiously welcomed by pro-democracy protesters.

Chaos in Cairo

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday he had passed authority to Vice President Omar Suleiman, but will not step down before September elections, an announcement that did little to silence the voices calling for his immediate ouster.