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EGYPT: ElBaradei shares joy at Mubarak ouster via Twitter

February 11, 2011 |  3:18 pm

Elbaradei1 Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has become an active Twitter user.

Early Saturday, the Nobel laureate and former head of the United Nations Atomic Energy Agency tweeted in English and Arabic in the wake of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation: "Egypt Today is a free and proud nation. God bless."

ElBaradei has more than 60,000 followers on Twitter and is following 35, according to the website, which says his account is verified. He has posted 259 tweets since March.

ElBaradei also spoke with the satellite network Al Jazeera by telephone Friday, calling Mubarak's resignation a "dream come true" for the Egyptian people.


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—  Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Egyptian pro-democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei, former chief of the UN nuclear watchdog agency and Egypt's reformist leader, speaks during a press conference in Cairo Feb. 4. Credit: Amr Nabil/Associated Press