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Egypt in crisis: First-ever democratically elected president ousted by military

Millions gathered in Tahrir Square erupted in cheers Wednesday as Egypt’s military ousted the nation’s first democratically elected president after just a year in power, installing a temporary civilian government, suspending the newly minted constitution and calling for new elections.

Mohammed Morsi said the measures “represent a full coup categorically rejected by all the free men of our nation,” according to his Twitter account.

Army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, said a government of technocrats will be appointed to run the country during a transition period he did not specify.

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