Egypt's Mansour sworn in as interim president

Head of Constitutional Court, will rule until the elections according to military's roadmap.

Egypt's Mansour sworn in as interim president

World Bulletin / News Desk

Constitutional Court head Adly Mansour was sworn in as interim president of Egypt on Thursday.

Defense Minister Abdel Fatah El Sisi announced Wednesday that the Constitutional Court head will serve as interim president until early presidential elections are held.

He added that a roadmap for the future of Egypt also included temporarily suspending the constitution, forming a coalition government of technocrats and holding early presidential elections.

Mansour, 68, took the oath as head of the constitutional court just before being sworn in as new president of Egypt.

Mansour was appointed deputy head of the constitutional court in 1992 and remained in his post until he was chosen by the court assembly as new chair of Constitutional Court last May, but only took the oath of office today.

Mansour made history today becoming the second interim president in the history of Egypt, and the first head of the Constitutional Court, established by late president Anwar Sadat in 1979, to serve as interim president.

Born in 1945, he got his BA in law in 1967 from Cairo University.

He taught in the General Administration Institute between 1975 and 1977, before being appointed to the State Council in 1984. He moved up the ladder until becoming Vice President of the State Council in 1992.

Between 1983 and 1990 he worked as a legal advisor in the Saudi Trade Ministry.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Temmuz 2013, 14:01