Thursday، 02 July 2015 - 12:00 AM
June 30, 2013: A mass revolt erupted in marking the one-year anniversary of Mohamed Morsi's inauguration as president.
July 1, 2013: Amid the chaos the country was facing, the military delivered a nationwide TV and radio statement giving both the government and the opposition a 48-hour ultimatum to resolve the political crisis and meet the people's demands.
July 2, 2013: In a televised speech Mohamed Morsi said: "There is no substitute for constitutional and legal legitimacy." Morsi called on his supporters to save the country and maintain the goals of the revolution. The President warned those who reject his legitimacy that they would drag the nation into "dangerous situations". "Abandoning legitimacy wastes and destroys the people's will," he said.
July 3, 2013: General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, head of the Egyptian Armed Forces, announced in a live televised address that Mohamed Morsi had been deposed and replaced by the head of the constitutional court Adly Mansour and that the constitution had been suspended.
July 4, 2013: President of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) Counselor Adly Mansour sworn in as Interim President of the Republic in front of the General Assembly of the Supreme Constitutional court. Mansour would first take the constitutional oath as President of the SCC and then take the constitutional oath as President of the Republic in front of the same general assembly.
July 8, 2013: An armed terrorist group made an attempt to attack Republican Guard HQs at Salah Salem Street at 4:00 am and attacked Armed Forces and police men. Some 42 people were killed and 322 injured in the attack.
July 8, 2013: Interim President Adly Mansour issued a new constitutional declaration for Egypt's transitional period. The declaration includes 33 articles regulating the system of the state during the coming period and a timeline schedule for transferring power to a democratic civilian government. The declaration grants the interim president the right to issue laws after discussions with the cabinet. According to the declaration, a legal committee will be formed to propose amendments on the suspended constitution within 30 days from the line-up of the panel. The proposed amendments will be submitted to a 50-member panel, which is set to approve the final amendments within 60 days at most. Under the declaration, the amendments will be put for a public referendum within 30 days from the final approval. Then, the president will invite eligible voters to cast their ballots in the parliamentary elections within 15 days from the date of approving the referendum. The presidential election will be called for a week after the elected parliament convenes.
July 20, 2013: Interim President Adly Mansour issued a presidential decree forming a legal committee to amend the 2012 constitution.
July 26, 2013: Millions of Egyptians massed up in all squares in response to a call by First Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah El Sisi in which he urged the citizens to take to streets to mandate the army and police to counter violence and terrorism.
August 7, 2013: The Presidency announced the rules governing the selection of the 50-member committee tasked with amending the constitutional. The rules will be set according to article 29 of the Constitutional Declaration, which was issued on July 8, 2013, and in line with the suggestions put forward by the various social groups. The committee will be comprised of representatives from politicians, intellectuals, workers, farmers, members of trade unions, national councils, al-Azhar, the Egyptian churches, the Armed Forces, the Police and public figures. The Presidency pointed out that, in line with this article, al-Azhar nominates three representatives - one of them should be one of its young scholars. The Egyptian three Churches are to nominate three candidates.
September 1, 2013: Interim President Adly Mansour issued a decision to form a 50-strong committee to prepare the final draft of the constitution's amendments. The presidential decree was issued in compliance with the constitutional declaration of July 8, 2013, and after reviewing the nominations for the committee.
September 11, 2013: Interim President Adly Mansour issued on Wednesday 11/9/2013 a Republican decree to form a High Election Commission (HEC). The HEC will be chaired by Counselor Nabil Salib Eryan, the President of Cairo Appeals Court.
January 14, 2014: The referendum on the draft constitution kicked off on and continues until 15/1/2014.
January 18, 2014: The High Elections Committee (HEC) announced in a press conference held at State Information Service (SIS) that the newly drafted national charter was approved by 98.1 percent of voters. HEC head Nabil Salib said 38.6 percent (20,613,677) of registered voters cast ballots in last week's referendum on the draft constitution, surpassing the 32% turnout of the 2012 constitutional referendum. The number of 'yes' voters according to Salib was 19,985,389. 53,423,485 Egyptians were registered to vote in the constitution referendum that took place on 14 and 15 January, according to HEC.
March 31, 2014: The announcement for the three-week presidential candidate registration was made by head of the High Presidential Elections Commission Anwar el-Assi at a press conference in the State Information Service.
May 14-15, 2014: Egyptian expatriate started voting in presidential elections.
May 26-27, 2014: Egyptians started voting in presidential elections.
June 3, 2014: The Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) has declared Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi Egypt's new president, confirming that he won 23.780.104 votes (96.91 %).
June 8, 2014: President-Elect Abdel Fattah El-Sisi was sworn in as the president of Egypt at the headquarters of the Supreme Constitutional Court.