Crowds gathered in Tahrir Square, Cairo to commemorate the first anniversary of the 25 January Day of Anger marches. The Military Council marked the date with commemorative coins and awards to public officials and has pardoned as many as 3000 prisoners convicted in military courts in the past year. Meanwhile the demonstrators were determined to show their continued solidarity for the cause of freedom and to achieve the objectives of the revolution which was, and remains, to "live in dignity, bring about justice, try the killers of the martyrs and achieve a minimum social justice".
The triple stage elections have now been completed and a new President will be announced in June. There has been some surprise at the results, with more traditionally conservative parties taking large tranches of the votes that would have been expected to have gone to liberal candidates.
There is still resentment that the promised changes have taken so long and that the Military Council has seemed to have dragged its feet over social justice issues. Protestors continue to maintain that the pressure for change has come from the people and their insistence that life must improve, rather than from politicians.