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07/03/2013 04:13 pm ET Updated Jul 03, 2013

Adly Mansour, Chief Justice Of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court, Named Interim President

Egypt Independent is reporting that Adly Mansour has been named interim president of Egypt following the military ousting Mohammed Morsi.

Morsi appointed Mansour as chief justice back in May, Daily News Egypt reported at the time, although he only started the job on July 1, when the previous chief justice's term expired. Mansour has been on the court since 1992, serving as a deputy justice before his promotion earlier this month.

Mansour was a member of a judiciary that "repeatedly clashed" with Morsi over the course of his presidency, according to The Independent. This was especially true during "Morsi’s clumsy attempts to force through constitutional change.[...] Despite his control over Egypt’s political institutions Morsi was never able to control the judiciary, many of whom," including Mansour, "were Mubarak-era appointees."

More from the Associated Press:

In his speech, army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court would step in as interim president until new elections are held. He would be sworn in judges of his court, el-Sissi said. A government of technocrats would be formed with "full powers" to run the country.

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