Egyptians Overthrow Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood Rule

Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood senior member, is no longer the president of Egypt. Morsi's one-year reign was cut short, after massive protests across Egypt calling for him to resign started on June 30.

Head of the Egyptian Armed Forces General Abdel Fattah Al Sisi said in an announcement broadcast live minutes ago that the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court will be the new interim president and that a technocrat national government will be formed.

Al Sisi also announced that the Egyptian constitution has been suspended and that preparations will be made for both presidential and parliamentary elections.

Many are happy to see the end of the Muslim Brotherhood's days at the helm of Egyptian politics. Rasha Abdulla states:

Al Sisi announcing the end of Morsi's rule. Screen grab from CNN International

Al Sisi announcing the end of Morsi's rule. Screen grab from CNN International


Egyptian Hossam Eid exclaims [ar]:

مافيش اخوان تاني

@EidH: There will be no [Muslim] Brotherhood again

And on the suspension of the constitution, blogger Eman AbdElRahman sarcastically says:

الى مزبلة التاريخ ياأعظم دستور في العاااااالم

@LastoAdri: To the garbage of history, the greatest constitution of the world

Reporting from Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution in downtown Cairo, reports:

@Beltrew: I have never seen anything like this before: Beladi beladi beladi song filters through roar of crowd & explosion of fireworks #Egypt

On the flip side of the coin, the announcement angered the pro-Morsi. Mosa'ab Elshamy reports:

@mosaabrizing: So much anger at MB sit-in. Hearing distant gunshots.

Arabs too closely followed the unfolding events in Egypt.

Yemeni Abdulkader Alguneid tweets:

@alguneid: #Egypt Army is sacking Morsi, right now

Bahraini Salma exclaims:

جميلة يا #مصر

@salmasays: Egypt is beautiful

Mansoor Al-Jamri, also from Bahrain, notes:

المصريون يصححون المسار وينهون حالة الاختطاف التي تعرض لها الربيع العربي. تحي مصر.

@MANSOOR_ALJAMRi: Egyptians correct the path and end the hijacking of the Arab Spring. Long live Egypt!

And Moroccan Ahmed had a different view:

مصر في طريقها لتصبح باكستان.. إنتخابات ونقلاب .. إنتخابات وإنقلاب … إنتخابات انقلاب.. والنتيجة: كفر بالديموقراطية وتطرف ديني وسياسي

@blafrancia: Egypt is on its way to become Pakistan. Election and coup. Election and coup. Election and coup. The result is a total disbelief in democracy and religious and political extremism


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