Morsi ousted in coup

President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, was ousted in a military coup by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday, July 3. The head of the Supreme Constitutional Court caretaker was appointed caretaker leader. Also the defense minister in Morsi’s government, Sisi said a panel would be created to look into constitutional amendments and a law passed to regulate parliamentary elections. Early presidential elections will likewise be held. Morsi denounced the move as “illegal” and urged Egyptians to “peacefully resist the coup as he himself will do.”

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