Saturday, July 6, 2013

In Egypt: Elation and Caution Follow 'Popular Coup'

 

Judge Adly Mansour, head of Egypt's supreme constitutional court, was sworn in as interim president on Thursday following the dramatic ouster—or what some are calling a 'popular coup'—of the nation's elected president, Mohammed Morsi, on Wednesday.

In remarks following being sworn in, Mansour—who was appointed to the post by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) who declared the end of Morsi's rule—said that he would protect the ideals of the revolution, maintain respect for the rule of law, and help forge a government that would include all Egyptians, including members of Morsi's party, the Muslim Brotherhood.

"The revolutionaries of Egypt are everywhere and we salute them all," he said, "—those who prove to the world that they are strong enough, the brave youth of Egypt, who were the leaders of this revolution."