President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi ousted in a Military Coup

Jul 4, 2013 16:07 IST

Mohamed MorsiMohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected President on 3 July 2013 was ousted from his office in a military coup. After the military coup the Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Ireland, Adli Mansour has sworn in as the interim President on 4 July 2013 to oversee early Presidential elections of the country.

Adli Mansour will get the support of national unity government in running the country until the elections are held.

The ousted President, Mohamed Morsi has been moved to an undisclosed location and a travel ban has been imposed on him from going abroad.

Earlier, the Egyptian Army Chief Abdel Fateh Al Sissi gave a 48 hour deadline to Morsi Government 1 July 2013 following the protests from the people of the country regarding resignation of the President. Constitution of the Egypt has been suspended.

After the Military Coup, the new military rulers of Egypt have issued arrest warrants for up to 300 members of Muslim Brotherhood

Details outlined by Al-Sissi as a roadmap for the transition of the country includes:


• Suspension of the constitution on a temporary basis
• The head of the Supreme Constitutional Court will take the oath in front of the full body of the court
• Early Presidential elections to be held in the country

About Mohamed Morsi

• Morsi is the successor of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and was elected as president of Egypt in June 2012.
• He is the first Islamist to lead an Arab country
• Morsi served as a Member of Parliament from 2000 to 2005
• Mohamed Morsi became a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1977
• Born in Sharqiya on the Nile River delta, in Northern Egypt, on 20 August 1951
• He studied engineering at Cairo University and completed his master's degree in 1978.
• After Cairo University, he moved to the United States, where he received a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Southern California in 1982.
• Muslim Brotherhood is a political, Islam-based organization that played a major role in the Egyptian nationalist movement.

2012 Egyptian Presidential Campaign

In the 2012 Presidential Election of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi leader of Muslim Brotherhood won the elections by defeating his opponent, former Prime Minister Ahmed Safik. Morsi won 51.73 percent votes. To fulfill the promise of his campaign, he resigned from his membership of Muslim Brotherhood after the election results were declared.  

He took onto the office of the President as the Fifth President of Egypt and as the first leader from who was not a part of Military. Morsi’s election as the first democratically elected President was a turning point in the political history of Egypt after the downfall of 30 years reign of Hosni Mubaraq.

Quick Digest

Who: Mohamed Morsi

Where: Egypt

What: was ousted in a Military Coup

When: 3 July 2013

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