Egypt undergoes second revolution in two years

President Mohammed Morsi has been ousted by the military who have called new elections within six months.

A second Egyptian revolution has taken place after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted last night by the Egyptian military high command. There was widespread violence throughout Cairo with 14 reportedly killed and hundreds injured in clashes with the police - all of them supporters of Morsi. A state of emergency has been declared throughout Egypt.

Last night the chief of the Egyptian armed forces General Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi announced that he had suspended the constitution and nominated the head of the constitutional court, Adli Mansour, as interim president until fresh election could be held within six months. After the announcement, huge crowds of demonstrators celebrated in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

In his announcement al-Sisi said, "The Egyptian army has come to save the people. We have come to serve the public and are working to provide the required protection for the revolutions' demands.

Morsi is reportedly under arrest but continues to claim he is still the elected president and that the revolution has been hijacked.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on July 4, 2013

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