Egypt's new military administration and the pro-democracy protesters who brought down Mubarak are at odds over the path to democratic rule. The army sought to stave off pressure from jubilant protesters to swiftly hand power to a civilian-led administration by saying that it was committed to a "free democratic state". Protesters said they were waiting for specific commitments from the military on their demand for a civilian-controlled interim administration.
The shockwaves of Mubarak's fall were felt across the region, particularly in Algeria and Yemen. Thousands of anti-government protesters turned out in Algiers to confront the police.