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The Day After In Egypt

Egypt's chief justice Adly Mansour prepares to swear in as the nation's interim president Thursday, July 4, 2013. (Amr Nabil/AP)
Egypt's chief justice Adly Mansour prepares to swear in as the nation's interim president Thursday, July 4, 2013. (Amr Nabil/AP)

Egyptians woke up with the question today — what happens after you depose a democratically elected government?

That was of course the government headed by Mohammed Morsi — a member of the Islamist political group the Muslim Brotherhood — removed from office yesterday by the country’s military.

Part of the answer to what’s next came from Adly Mansour, chief justice of the country’s Supreme Court, after he was sworn in today as interim president.

He called on all Egyptians to come together. And while he praised the military for suspending the constitution and deposing the elected government, he also stressed that the Muslim Brotherhood is welcome at the table, saying, nobody will be excluded.

Meanwhile, there are reports of summary arrests, former President Morsi is in military custody and a government official has confirmed that the head of the Muslim Brotherhood is under arrest.

Hear more: BBC's Khalid Ezz Elarab

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