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Egypt's new interim president: Judge Adly Mansour

Ahram Online provides brief biography of High Constitutional Court (HCC) head Adly Mohamed Mansour, who will hold executive authority until new presidential elections

Sayed Gamal El-Din , Wednesday 3 Jul 2013
Adly Mansour
The head of Egypt's High Constitutional Adly Mansour
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Judge Adly Mahmoud Mansour, 67, head of Egypt's High Constitutional Court (HCC) – who is now Egypt's transitional president after former Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi was ousted after mass protests this week – was appointed head of the HCC in May. His term officially started on 30 June after former head Judge Maher El-Beheiry's reached retirement age.

Mansour was appointed in line with a new 2011 law, which stipulated that HCC heads should be appointed from within the court system. For 20 years, the HCC head was chosen from outside the constitutional court. Mansour has served as deputy head of the HCC since 1992. 

Mansour helped draft the supervision law for the presidential elections that brought Morsi to power in 2012, which included setting a legal timeframe for electoral campaigning.

Born in December 1945, Mansour graduated law school in 1967 and worked at Egypt's State Council – which has jurisdiction over the administrative court system when the government is involved – before joining the HCC.

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Antonio Borelli
04-07-2013 02:05am
Prayers for all Egyptians
My prayers for all Egyptians as they struggle peacefully to gain a centrist secular government able to represent all Egyptians equally, and bring the prosperity to bear, which is so close for the nation. Antonio USA
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Greek Tragedy
04-07-2013 01:45am
Return of the Pharoah
The Kemalists are back. the ghost of megalomaniac Nasser, Western lackey Sada'at and arch criminal Mubarak is triumphant. Because the military generals were not purged and the the deep sate dismantled, democracy has failed in Egypt. Street power politics is fascism. It took military power and street power fascism to remove an elected president, first in the history of Egypt. Secularists could not stomach it. Copts and Al-Azhar were co-opted. the tragedy of Egypt is its narrow vision, the proto-Pahraohs are back in business after just one year of democratic rule., the TV stations are closed and there is fear in the street. Military and police has already killed many and imprisoned unknown number. Morsi should be saluted he held on to the last without any support from the security establishment, police or army. All those were instruments of repression which were meant to fail Morsi's administration. Egypt welcome to your dark night.