Judge Adly Mansour was named the new head of Egypt’s High Constitutional Court (HCC) on Sunday.
Mansour, formerly the court's vice-president, succeeds Judge Maher El-Beheiry whose term will end on 30 June.
According to HCC law 48, which was amended in 2011, “The head of the court must be appointed by the president, who chooses from among the court's three oldest vice-presidents. His decision must be approved by the court’s general assembly.”
Prior to the amendment in 2011, the president could appoint the head of the court from outside the HCC and without the general assembly’s approval.
Judge Ragab Selim is to replace Mansour as HCC vice-president.