(Reuters) - Egypt's street protesters pushed President Hosni Mubarak into naming a deputy on Saturday for the first time in his 30 years in power, but many went on defying a curfew, urging the army to join them in forcing Mubarak to quit. In making intelligence chief Omar Suleiman vice-president, many saw Mubarak edging towards an eventual, military-approved handover of power. The 82-year-old former general has long kept his 80 million people guessing over succession plans that had, until this week, seemed to focus on grooming his own son. The elevation of Suleiman, a key player in relations with Egypt's key aid backer the United States, and the appointment of another military man, Ahmed Shafiq, as prime minister, pleased some Egyptians worried about a descent into chaos and looting. The future of Egypt now seems to hang in the hands of the army, will they back Mubarak or the people, I hope it's the people as the dictator Mubarak backed by the USA has overseen abuse, oppression and torture of his people for 30 years. It would appear that the popular uprising in Tunisia has given the Egyptians the courage to take on this despotic regime and it's my belief that these recent events could be the catalyst for further action in the Middle East to remove unelected leaders. It's interesting to note that Obama has stated that the people must be heard, better late than never I suppose and the same applies to our lot.