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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Egypt crisis: Interim president to be sworn in after Morsi ousted


The top judge of Egypt's Constitutional Court, Adli Mansour, is to be sworn in as interim leader, hours after the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi and put him under house arrest.
Army chief Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announced the move on Wednesday, in what Mr Morsi said was a military coup.
Gen Sisi said Mr Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected leader, had "failed to meet the demands of the people".
The move comes after days of mass rallies against the Islamist president.
Protesters accused him and the Muslim Brotherhood of pursuing an Islamist agenda for the country and of failing to tackle Egypt's economic problems.
The BBC's Kevin Connolly in Cairo says the president had appeared to protesters to be economically out of his depth, and had not given them the reassurances they wanted that he could address rampant poverty.
Some 50 people have died since the latest unrest began on Sunday.

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