The political unrest in Egypt continues unabated with the country’s army replacing its newly elected President Md. Morsi and putting Adly Masour as the interim head of the State until fresh elections are announced.
Adly Masour is Egypt’s top judge and the current man on the top. His career path started as a legal counsel after graduating from the Law School at Cairo University and gradually rose to become the Chief Justice of Egypt’s Supreme Court.
Mansour is said to be a non-partisan and an able administrator with a clean political history. Aged 67 years, Mansour has devoted his life to the protection of constitutional rights of Egypt and its people. In his first presidential address after being instituted as the President on the 4th of July, Mansour expressed his concerns on the civil unrest and added that a fresh round of elections were the only solution to this crisis. He said that adequate measures would be taken in his direction to maintain law and order in the nation and guard the citizens’ interests.
However, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have not taken this move lightly. The dissidents have taken to streets and are protesting against what they call a military coup. Amid protests on the street and jubilation at the Tahrir Square in Cairo, Justice Adly Mansour was sworn in as the interim President.
How Mansour will take this movement forward and bring order into Egypt’s civil crisis is what the whole world is watching with bated breath.