Egypt’s interim leader dissolves Shura Council

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The Egyptian interim head of state, Adly Mansour, issued a decree on Friday dissolving the upper house of parliament, state TV reported on Friday.

The Shura Council – upper house of parliament – remained active following the dismantling of the lower house by the army-led authorities before ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi was elected in 2012.

It added that he appointed Mohammed Ahmed Farid al-Tohami as the new head of intelligence, replacing Mohammed Raafat Shehata – appointed by Mursi.

Mansour was appointed following the army’s decision to oust the Islamist president.

(With Reuters)

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