According to military decree the supreme justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, will serve as interim leader until a new President is elected.
The supreme justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has been sworn in as the nation’s interim President, replacing the Mohamed Morsy who was ousted by the military.
Adly Mansour was sworn in on Thursday at the Constitutional Court in a ceremony broadcast live on state television.
According to military decree, Justice Mansour will serve as Egypt’s interim leader until a new President is elected. A date for that vote has yet to be set.
Justice Manosur’s assumption of office comes a day after the military deposed Mr. Morsy, who took office a year ago as Egypt’s first democratically elected President.
The military moved to oust Mr. Morsy after millions of Egyptians took to the streets this week to demand his resignation.
Mr. Morsy is under house arrest at an undisclosed location.
Praises protests, Army
At the ceremony Justice Mansour praised the mass protests demanding the ouster of Mr. Morsy, saying they united Egyptians.
Who is Mansour?
Born in 1945, Justice Mansour received a licence to practise law from the Cairo University in 1967 and joined the state council in 1970, rising in the ranks until he was appointed deputy president of the HCC in 1992.
He was appointed as its president in May 2013 and took up his post on July 1 following retirement of justice Maher El-Beheiry.
Justice Mansour was appointed in line with a new 2011 law, which stipulated that HCC heads should be appointed from within the court system. For 20 years, the HCC head was chosen from outside the constitutional court, Ahram online reported.
Cairo-born Justice Mansour helped draft the supervision law for the presidential elections that brought Morsi to power in 2012, which included setting a legal timeframe for electoral campaigning.