Who is Egypt's new interim president?

The now former president appointed Mansour, who had been Deputy Chief Justice since 1992, to the top judicial position in May 2013.

Who is Egypt's new interim president?

World Bulletin / News Desk

After Mohamed Morsi, the second most surprised man in Egypt today is Adly Mansour, the Chief Justice of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) and Egypt’s new interim president.

The now former president appointed Mansour, who had been Deputy Chief Justice since 1992, to the top judicial position in May 2013.

Mansour has been Chief Justice for a full two days, as former Chief Justice Maher El-Beheiry’s term ended on June 30. Mansour will be sworn in as head of state on Thursday, July 4. 

Mansour was born on 23 December 1945 in Cairo and studied law at Cairo University, graduating in 1967. He went on to receive advanced degrees in law and management from Cairo University, graduating in 1969 and 1970, reported Muftah. 

Upon graduation, Mansour entered the public sector as an assistant prosecutor in the State Council (Majlis Al-Dawla), a judicial body, and slowly climbed the ranks to become a prosecutor in 1975, an assistant judge in 1977, judge in 1984, and finally Deputy Chief Justice.

From 1975 to 1977, Mansour studied at the prestigious National Institute of Public Administration (then the École nationale d’administration) in Paris. He was also a legal advisor to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Trade from 1983 to 1990.

The SCC general assembly approved Morsi’s appointment of Mansour as Chief Justice on May 19, 2013.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Temmuz 2013, 17:47
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