The supreme justice 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.
Adly Mansour was sworn in today 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.
His 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 remove Mr Morsi after millions of Egyptians took to the streets to demand his resignation.
He is under house arrest at an undisclosed location.