|Published:||Feb 13, 2011 12:42 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 12, 2011 9:42 PM EST|
CAIRO (AP) - As Egyptians continue to celebrate the resignation of their longtime president, protesters are debating whether to end the demonstrations that drove him from office.
A coalition of the movement's organizers called for the main protest in Cairo to end, but there's no sign yet that large numbers are leaving the square where they've gathered for 19 days. Revelers are shooting off fireworks for a second night.
At a news conference, the loose alliance of youths and traditional opposition groups also listed its demands for the first time. They include the lifting of hated emergency laws and the dissolution of parliament.
Meanwhile, Egypt's military is detailing the next steps for the country following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. It's pledging to hand over power to an elected civilian government, though it hasn't outlined a timetable. The military has asked the current government, appointed by Mubarak, to continue operating until a new one is formed.
It has relaxed a nighttime curfew and banned current and ex-government officials from traveling abroad without permission.
It's also reassuring allies that Egypt will abide by its peace treaty with Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is welcoming the statement. He says the treaty "has greatly contributed to both countries and is the cornerstone for peace and stability in the entire Middle East."
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