It looks like, for reasons that are unclear to me, Egypt is starting over again. The democratically elected leader has been thrown out. A new interim government has been set up. This just doesn’t look like a good precedent to me.
The top judge of Egypt’s constitutional court, Adli Mansour, is to be sworn in as interim leader, hours after the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Army chief Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announced the move in a TV address on Wednesday evening, in what Mr Morsi said was a military coup.
Gen Sisi said Mr Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader, had “failed to meet the demands of the people”. (more…)