Adly Mansour Appointed President of Egypt after Army ousts Morsi


Adly Mansour replaces Morsi as President

Somalilandsun – Egypt Independent is reporting that Adly Mansour has been named interim president of Egypt following the military ousting Mohammed Morsi.

During a televised TV address the head of Egypt’s army Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution had been suspended and the chief justice of the constitutional court Adly Mansour would take on Mr Morsi’s powers.

Flanked by religious and opposition leaders, Gen Sisi said Mr Morsi had “failed to meet the demands of the Egyptian people”.

As Anti-Mor

General Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi makes the televised announcement

si protesters in Cairo gave a huge cheer in response to the speech TV stations belonging to Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood went off air at the end of the speech

The army’

s move to depose the president follows four days of mass street demonstrations against Mr Morsi, and an ultimatum issued by the military which expired on Wednesday afternoon.

The new president Adly Mansour was appointed as the chief justice of the Egyptian Constitutional court by Morsi

on May 19, 2013 to replace his boss Maher El-Behairy who retired at the end of June.