x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Adly Al Mansour sworn in as Egypt's interim president

The chief of Egypt's supreme constitutional court has been sworn in as the nation's interim president, replacing the Islamist Mohammed Morsi.

Egyptians watch news reports yesterday in Cairo, prior to Mohammed Morsi's ouster. Amr Nabil / AP Photo
Egyptians watch news reports yesterday in Cairo, prior to Mohammed Morsi's ouster. Amr Nabil / AP Photo

CAIRO // The chief of Egypt's supreme constitutional court has been sworn in as the nation's interim president, replacing the Islamist Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military yesterday.

Adly Al Mansour was sworn in at the Constitutional Court in a ceremony broadcast live on state television.

According to military decree, Mr Mansour will serve as Egypt's interim leader until a new president is elected. A date for that vote has yet to be set.

Mr Manosur's assumption of office comes a day after the military deposed Mr Morsi, who took office a year ago as Egypt's first democratically elected president.

The military moved to oust Morsi after millions of Egyptians took to the streets this week to demand his resignation.

Mr Morsi is under house arrest at an undisclosed location.