Egypt's constitutional court chief to take oath

Updated: 2013-07-04 05:09


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CAIRO - Adly Mansour, head of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court, will take oath as temporary head of the country on Thursday, state-run Ahram online reported on Wednesday night.

In a televised speech on Wednesday night, Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced a roadmap for a transitional period after the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, noting that the chief of Supreme Constitutional Court will run the country during the transitional period.

Al-Sisi reiterated that the armed forces will always be out of politics, calling on all Egyptians to abstain from violence and resort to peacefulness.