Adli Mansour: Who is Egypt’s New Interim Leader?

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This image made from Egyptian State Television shows Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour speaking after being sworn in at the constitutional court in Cairo, July 4, 2013

For more than 20 years, Adli Mansour served in relative obscurity as deputy chief justice of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court. Two days ago he assumed the post of chief justice. Now he has just been catapulted to the highest office in the land.

The little-known judge was thrust into the limelight when Egyptian General Fattah Abdul al-Sisi announced on live television that Mansour would succeed ousted President Mohammed Morsi as de facto head-of-state. The general promised that he would help to establish a “strong and diverse” government, giving Mansour the power to revise the constitution and form an interim government.

Born in Cairo 1945, Mansour graduated from law school in 1967 and spent the next two decades as a career official under the Mubarak and Morsi administrations. According to Al-Ahram, Mansour helped draft the election laws that later brought ousted Morsi  to power. It was Morsi, currently detained at an unknown military facility, who appointed Mansour as head of the court.

Little is known about Mansour’s political sympathies. The New York Times cites one Egyptian blogger who dubbed him the “mystery man.” But experts predict that his remit will likely be constrained to rewriting the electoral laws. With tempers running high and bloodshed in the streets, an anodyne, obscure figure may be just what Egypt needs to see it through this rocky transition period.

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General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Adli Mansour owes his new position to General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and the Egyptian army chief has been the prime mover in Morsi’s fall. It was he who issued the 48-hour ultimatum to the now detained former President, and it was he who announced on state television that Morsi “did not meet the demands of the masses.”

Sisi, 58, has been serving as Egypt’s army chief since last August. Prior to this, he was head of military intelligence and was the youngest member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. He was once posted to Saudi Arabia as Egypt’s military attache. The BBC describes Gen Sisi as having a “calm public persona” — unlike that of the stereotypical military leader. He is “often [seen] smiling and [is] known for delivering speeches on emotive topics.”

He studied for a diploma in military sciences at an Egyptian military academy in 1977, and joined an mechanized infantry battalion but has never been in combat. He then trained in the U.K. Joint Services Command and Staff College in 1992, followed by a master’s degree at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania in 2006. Certainly, he has come up with a faster plan to return the country to civilian government than the generals who overthrew Mubarak in 2011.

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4 comments
dallasgoldbug
dallasgoldbug

He and the rest of them need to be detained and charged with treason.  That includes Chevy Chevy chase (AKA Jay Rockefeller dont believe me? YouTube jay Rockefeller talks about global domination) John Landis (AKA Brother Nathanial on youtube) Dave Foley (AKA Lindsey Graham) and many more will be released in my next video 

dallasgoldbug
dallasgoldbug

That is Eugene Levy, and the rest of the idiots that are around him are the rest of the actors from SCTV.

NabyMohamed
NabyMohamed

Dear World,

  • I'm Egyptian, and I want to let the whole world know that CNN is cheating you!

    What is happening in Egypt is not a COUP, what is happening in Egypt is the revolt of 33 million Egyptians who have been in streets for days demanding for the fall of the fascism rule of the terrorist secret society "Muslims Brotherhood"!

    The Army took the move after we demanded them to stand at our side, and upon the mass protests, that have been totally ignored from the terrorist society that instead declared they are ready for a war if this is the price to stay in rule!

    CNN is giving you a totally fake and untrue picture of what is going on now in Egypt. The Muslims Brotherhood members are killing people since we put them out of rule and the Army is professionally controlling the situation, with the support of every single Egyptian.

    We argue you to share the cause and let the world know that Egyptians are fighting for their freedom against a society that is threatening the world's peace ..


HassanElgendy
HassanElgendy


الجيش المصرى يحمي ثورة الشعب المصرى
وما يفعله الجيش المصرى هوا دعم لأرادة الشعب المصرى
وعلى الاداره الامريكيه التوقف عن دعم جماعة الاخوان المسلمين الارهابيه
الانجليزيه
Message to the world
The Egyptian army protects the Egyptian people's revolution
And what the Egyptian army to support the will of the people, Egyptian
The u.s. Administration stop supporting terrorist brotherhood
الروسيه
Послание к миру
Египетская армия защищает египетской народной революции
И какие египетской армии для поддержки волю народа Египта
США администрация прекратить поддержку террористических братства
الالمانيه
Botschaft an die Welt
Die ägyptische Armee schützt das ägyptische Volk revolution
Und was die ägyptische Armee, den Willen des Volkes, ägyptische zu unterstützen
Die USA Regierung einzustellen Unterstützung terroristischer Bruderschaft
الفرنسيه
Message au monde
L'armée égyptienne protège la révolution du peuple égyptien
Et ce que l'armée égyptienne à l'appui de la volonté du peuple, égyptien
Les États-Unis Administration arrêter soutenant les terroriste Fraternité
الصينيه
向世界的消息
埃及軍隊保護埃及人民革命
和什麼埃及軍隊,支援埃及人民的意願
美國行政當局停止支援恐怖分子的兄弟情誼
الايطاليه
Messaggio al mondo
L'esercito egiziano protegge la rivoluzione del popolo egiziano
E ciò che l'esercito egiziano per sostenere la volontà del popolo egiziano
Gli Stati Uniti amministrazione non sostenere terroristico fratellanza
الاسبانيه
Mensaje al mundo
El ejército egipcio protege la revolución del pueblo egipcio
Y lo que el ejército egipcio para apoyar la voluntad del pueblo egipcio
Los Estados Unidos administración dejar de apoyar a terrorista Hermandad