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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 21:15

PhotoNews: Egypt’s President Morsi Ousted by Army

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 Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, the Egyptian defense minister - “confidence and stability are secured for the people.”      photo: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, the Egyptian defense minister - “confidence and stability are secured for the people.” photo: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The Egyptian army has toppled President Mohammed Morsi. (Amr Nabil/Hassan Ammar/AP)"Egypt’s military on Wednesday ousted Mohamed Morsi, the nation’s first freely elected president, suspending the Constitution, installing an interim government and insisting it was responding to the millions of Egyptians who had opposed the Islamist agenda of Mr. Morsi and his allies in the Muslim Brotherhood. The military intervention, which Mr. Morsi rejected, marked a tumultuous new phase in the politics of modern Egypt, where Mr. Morsi’s autocratic predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, was overthrown in a 2011 revolution.

The intervention raised questions about whether that revolution would fulfill its promise to build a new democracy at the heart of the Arab world. The defiance of Mr. Morsi and his Brotherhood allies raised the specter of the bloody years of the 1990s when fringe Islamist groups used violence in an effort to overthrow the military government. In an announcement read on state television, Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi, the Egyptian defense minister, said the military had taken the extraordinary steps not to seize power for itself but to ensure that “confidence and stability are secured for the people.”  -  New York Times

photos credit: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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