The Egyptian president's career from 1975 until the present.
Created by voaweb on Jan 31, 2011
Last updated: 08/04/11 at 03:26 PM
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Egypt’s Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud announced that former President Hosni Mubarak was being detained for a period of 15 days for questioning over embezzling public funds and abuse of power for using force against protesters during anti-government demonstrations earlier this year.
Vice President Omar Suleiman announces that President Hosni Mubarak steps down and military forces will now take over.
President Hosni Mubarak says in his televised speech to the nation that he will not step down until a new president is selected in elections scheduled for September. He says that some powers are being transferred Vice President Omar Suleiman.
In a speech to the nation, he says he will not run for re-election, but will stay in office until a new leader is elected.
Tens of thousands of people join a sixth day of protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square, defying a government curfew. Mubarak reshuffles his Cabinet, appointing new interior and finance ministers, but retaining his foreign minister and long-serving defense minister.
Mubarak appoints his first vice president, naming intelligence chief Omar Suleiman to the post.
Nationwide protests calling for Mubarak to quit intensify after Friday prayers.
Grassroots anti-government activists stage a first day of nationwide demonstrations against poverty and repression, inspired by mass protests in Tunisia against authoritarian rule.
Egypt's parliament amends the constitution to allow other candidates to stand for the presidency, but critics say electoral rules prevent genuine competition. Mubarak is elected overwhelmingly to a fifth term as president.
Gunmen attack Mubarak's motorcade in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, but he is unhurt.
Gunmen opposed to peace with Israel assassinate Sadat at a military parade also attended by Mubarak, who suffered a minor hand wound. Mubarak is appointed president and works to restore Egypt's standing in the Arab world.
Sadat signs a peace treaty with Israel. Other Arab nations opposed to the deal isolate Egypt.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat appoints Air Force Commander Hosni Mubarak as vice president.