Transition in Egypt: As It Happened
The Egyptian Army chief has announced the suspension of the country`s Constitution, which means President Mohamed Morsi is no longer in power.
Zee Media Bureau
Cairo: Senior Egyptian jurist Adly Mahmoud Mansour was declared the transitional president by army chief Gen Abdel Fattah Sisi, who says the military commanders had no desire to rule, clearly to allay fears abroad that this was a coup d`etat.
Earlier, the Egyptian Army chief announced the suspension of the country`s Constitution, which meant that President Mohamed Morsi was no longer in power and the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court would be the temporary head of the country.
General Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi, flanked by religious and military leaders, made the announcement on Wednesday evening, BBC reported.
Morsi was Egypt`s first democratically-elected leader but he drew the ire of many Egyptians who accused him and his Muslim Brotherhood of polarising the country by trying to impose Islamist rule and failing to introduce reforms.
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