Adly Mansour

Adly Mahmoud Mansour (Arabic: عدلى محمود منصور‎  pronounced [ˈʕædli mæħˈmuːd mɑnˈsˤuːɾ]; born 23 December 1945)[1][2] is an Egyptian judge and politician who served as President (or Chief Justice) of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt.[3] He also served as interim President of Egypt from 4 July 2013 to 8 June 2014 following the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état by the military which deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Several secular and religious figures, such as the Grand Imam of al-Azhar (Ahmed el-Tayeb), the Coptic Pope (Tawadros II), and Mohamed ElBaradei supported the coup against President Morsi and the military appointed Mansour interim-president until an election could take place.[4][5][6] Morsi refused to acknowledge his removal as valid and continued to maintain that only he could be considered the legitimate President of Egypt.[7] Mansour was sworn into office in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court on 4 July 2013.[8]

Adly Mansour
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Mansour in 2005
President of Egypt
In office
4 July 2013 – 8 June 2014
Prime MinisterHazem Al Beblawi
Ibrahim Mahlab
Vice PresidentMohamed ElBaradei (Interim)
Preceded byMohamed Morsi
Succeeded byAbdel Fattah el-Sisi
President of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt
In office
1 July 2013 – 30 June 2016
Appointed byMohamed Morsi
Preceded byMaher El-Beheiry
Succeeded byAbdel Wahab Abdel Razek
Personal details
Born (1945-12-23) 23 December 1945 (age 75)
Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt
Political partyIndependent
Alma materCairo University
École nationale d'administration

Early life and educationEdit

Mansour was born in Cairo. He graduated from Cairo University Law School in 1967, earned a postgraduate degree in law in 1969, studied economics and earned a postgraduate degree in management science from Cairo University in 1970.[1] He later attended France's École nationale d'administration (ENA) and graduated in 1977.

Mansour spent six years in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s, working as an adviser to the Saudi Ministry of Commerce.[9]

Term on Supreme Constitutional CourtEdit

Mansour was appointed to the Supreme Constitutional Court in 1992.[10] He later served as Vice President of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt until 1 July 2013, when he became President of the SCC following his appointment to the position by President Morsi on 19 May.[2][11]

Adly Mansour with his mentor and Vice-President of the Supreme Constitutional Court at the time Judge Sami Farag

Mansour did not have the opportunity to swear the oath as president of the SCC until 4 July 2013, right before he swore the presidential oath.[12][13]

On 30 June 2016, Abdel Wahab Abdel Razek replaced him in the post.[14]

Interim President of EgyptEdit

On 3 July 2013, Mansour was named interim President of Egypt following the ousting of Mohamed Morsi in the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état subsequent to the 2012–13 Egyptian protests. His appointment was announced on television by the minister of defense Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.[15] Earlier, there was brief confusion as to who exactly was appointed interim president, with some sources suggesting it was the former President of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Maher El-Beheiry. Mansour was sworn in on 4 July 2013.[8]

He briefly restored the position of the Vice President, which was abolished with the adoption of the current constitution on 26 December 2012, and nominated opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei to the post in an acting capacity on 7 July 2013. On 8 July, Mansour issued a decree that proposed the introduction of amendments to the suspended constitution and a referendum to endorse them, followed by national elections.[16] On 9 July, Mansour appointed the economist Hazem el-Biblawi as acting prime minister.[17]

Mansour made his first trip abroad as Interim President on 8 October 2013, to Saudi Arabia, a key backer of the ousting of Morsi.[9]

On 19 September 2013, Mansour announced that he would not run for the presidency, saying that he would return to his position as the head of the constitutional court.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married and has a son and two daughters.[19]


  1. ^ a b "بالتفاصيل.. هذا هو رئيس مصر المحتمل – بوابة الشباب". Ahram. Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Profile: Interim Egyptian Presidential nominee Adly Mahmud Mansour". BBC News. 4 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Current Members of the Court". Archived from the original on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Coup topples Egypt's Morsy; deposed president under 'house arrest'". CNN. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Egyptian military announce Morsi ouster, suspend constitution". United Press International. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Adly Mansour Is The New Acting President of Egypt". Business Insider. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  7. ^ Coup topples Egypt's Morsy; deposed president under 'house arrest'
  8. ^ a b "Adly Mansour Sworn in As Egypt's Interim President". Associated Press. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Egypt's president makes first trip to Saudi Arabia". Yahoo! News. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  10. ^ Hall, Richard (3 July 2013). "Profile of Adly Mansour: Who is Egypt's interim President?". The Independent. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Morsi appoints new head of constitutional court". Expat Cairo. 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  12. ^ Egypt swears in supreme court chief justice Adly Mansour as interim president after Mohammed Morsi removed by military - CBS News
  13. ^ تنصيب المستشار عدلي منصور رئيساً انتقالياً لمصر - العربية.نت | الصفحة الرئيسية
  14. ^ Mansour replaced as head of Egypt's constitutional court after reaching retirement age
  15. ^ "Adly Mansour, Chief Justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court, Named Interim President". Huffington Post. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Egypt unrest: Interim leader outlines election timetable". BBC. 8 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Egypt spokesman: Economist Hazem el-Biblawi named prime minister; ElBaradei vice president". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 9 July 2013. Archived from the original on 14 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Mansour: I will not run for presidency". Egypt Independent. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  19. ^ CNN Profile Adly

External linksEdit

Political offices
Preceded by
Mohamed Morsi
President of Egypt

Succeeded by
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi