Cairo: Justice Adly Mahmoud Mansour, head of Egypt's Constitutional Court, was on Thursday sworn in as interim President of the troubled nation.

Egypt army ousts Morsi, pledges new elections

Mansour, 67, was sworn in at the Constitutional Court in a ceremony telecast live on state television.

"I swear to preserve the system of the republic, and respect the constitution and law, and guard the people's interests," Mansour said.

Mansour, as per a decree by Army Chief Gen Abdel Fattah Sisi, will serve as the Arab nation's interim President until a new leader is elected.

Egypt's powerful military on Wednesday night ousted country's first democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi and suspended the constitution after the 48-hour army deadline for him to meet people's demands expired.

(JPN/Agencies)

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