This Thursday, July 4, the presiding judge of the Constitutional Court, Adli Mansur, was sworn in as interim president of Egypt, taking office a few hours after the army to depose the Islamist Mohammed Morsi.
Mansur was sworn in by the Constitutional Court, located on the banks of the Nile. The ceremony was broadcast on live national television. According to the military decree, Mansur will be interim leader until a new president is chosen.
So far a date for the elections has not been set. In his first comments Mansur said the youth embodied “the conscience of the nation, their ambitions and their hopes.” “The most glorious about June 30 is that it joined all without distinction.”
Morsi is currently under house arrest but it has not been disclosed where it is. The former president said that the suspension of the Constitution and the military actions are a coup. Moreover millions of opponents from Morsi expressed their joy with fireworks in Tahrir Square after the announcement of the army on Wednesday.