Thursday, July 4, 2013

Egyptian military temporarily take over from their first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi

After a mass protests in Egypt calling for the democratically elected president Mohamed Mursi to go after a year in office as the embattled 61-year-old had proposed a “consensus government” as a way out of the crisis, the worst since the 2011 uprising that ended three decades of authoritarian rule by Hosni Mubarak.

But it failed to satisfy his critics and the army stepped in. His defense minister, armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, announced Mursi’s overthrow on state television yesterday.

Adly Mansour, 68, chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court has presently taken over as acting president during an unspecified transitional period.