Thu, 04 Jul 2013 10:00:00 GMT | By Agencies

Justice Mansour takes charge in Egypt

Egypt's army was holding ousted President Mohamed Morsi at a military facility in Cairo on Thursday


Justice Mansour takes charge in Egypt (© Reuters)

Cairo: Following the ouster of  Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi by the army, head of Egypt’s constitutional court Adli Mansour has been sworn in as interim head of the state.

Egypt's army was holding ousted President Mohamed Morsi at a military facility in Cairo on Thursday and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders were arrested in a crackdown on the movement that won several elections last year. 

The United Nations, the United States and other world powers did not condemn Morsi's removal as a military coup. To do so might trigger sanctions. Army intervention was backed by millions of Egyptians, including liberal leaders and religious figures who expect new elections under a revised set of rules.

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