Egypt’s military moved swiftly to establish control over the country’s levers of power on Thursday, confirming it had placed ex-President Mohammed Morsi under arrest and pulling the plug on pro-Muslim Brotherhood television stations.
by Richard Spencer, The Telegraph:
The chief justice, Adly Mansour, was hastily sworn in as interim president. “I swear to preserve the system of the republic, and respect the constitution and law, and guard the people’s interests,” he said, his oath of office filmed live on state television.
But for the moment the real power lay with General Abdulfattah al-Sisi. A senior officer confirmed to AFP news agency that Mr Morsi was under “preventative arrest” and might face serious charges relating to his brief time in office.
“We had to confront it at some point, this threatening rhetoric,” the officer said. “He succeeded in creating enmity between Egyptians.”
Please follow SGT Report on Twitter & help share the message.