February 12, 2011 5:16 PM

Egyptian army vows civilian rule, but offers no timetable

On the first day of a new era following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's military caretakers pledged Saturday to pave the way to democratic elections. But the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces didn't offer a timetable, saying only that it would "guarantee the peaceful transition of power in the framework of a free, democratic system which allows an elected civilian power to govern the country."

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