Jan. 25, 2011 — Egyptians launch large protests against three decades of authoritarian rule by President Hosni Mubarak.
Jan. 26 — Security forces move into Cairo's Tahrir Square, beating and arresting protesters.
Feb. 11 — Mubarak steps down and turns power over to the military after the ongoing conflict has claimed about 900 lives. Two days later, military leaders dissolve parliament and suspend the constitution.
Nov. 28 — Voting begins in Egypt's first parliamentary elections since Mubarak's ouster. It is staged over several weeks and concludes in January with nearly half the seats won by the previously banned Muslim Brotherhood.
May 23-24, 2012 — After the first round of voting with 13 presidential candidates on the ballot, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood and Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister under Mubarak, emerge as the top two vote-getters.