Tuesday 24 April 2018

Interim president has had little public profile

Chief Justice Adly Mansour
Chief Justice Adly Mansour

Chief Justice Adly Mansour

Age: 67

Role in crisis: New interim president

The father of three, who was sworn in as Egypt's caretaker head of state yesterday, was a long-serving judge under Hosni Mubarak, working in both Egypt's civil and criminal courts.

Other than that, he has had little public profile. Many Egyptians say that until this week, he could have wandered through the crowds in Tahrir Square and not be recognised. While Egypt could probably do with a 'Grey Man' as leader at the moment, the pressures of office will likely seem him attract some more colourful nicknames.

Irish Independent

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