Timeline: The one-year rule of Egypt's Mursi

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Following are key dates in the one-year rule of ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Mursi.

His destitution by the Egyptian army followed widespread protests and ended an administration based on the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group.

-- 2012 --


- 30: Mursi, elected with 51.7 percent of the vote, is sworn in, becoming Egypt's first civilian and Islamist president.


- 12: Mursi scraps a constitutional document that gave sweeping powers to the military and sacks Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi who ruled after Hosni Mubarak's ouster in February, 2011.


- 22: Mursi decrees sweeping new powers for himself.

- 30: Islamist-dominated constituent assembly adopts a draft constitution despite boycott by liberals, Christians.


- 8: Mursi annuls decree giving himself increased powers.

- 15 and 22: 64 percent of voters in a two-round referendum back the new constitution.

Egypt plunges into political crisis, with sometimes deadly demonstrations by Mursi supporters and opponents.

-- 2013 --


- 24: Violence between protesters and police on the eve of the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled Mubarak. Nearly 60 people die in a week.


- 2: Egypt's highest court invalidates the Islamist-dominated Senate, which assumed a legislative role when parliament was dissolved, and a panel that drafted the constitution.

- 29: The Tamarod ("rebellion") campaign which called rallies for June 30 says more than 22 million have signed a petition demanding Mursi's resignation and a snap election.

- 30: Huge numbers of Egyptians take to the streets nationwide determined to oust Mursi on the anniversary of his turbulent first year in power.

- A military source tells AFP: "It is the biggest protest in Egypt's history."

- The health ministry says at least 16 people die in nationwide protests.


- 1: Tamarod gives Mursi a day to quit or face civil disobedience.

Egypt's army warns that it will intervene if the people's demands are not met within 48 hours.

- Mursi's office rebuffs the army's ultimatum.

- 2: Mursi holds talks with army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

- Opposition groups choose dissident Mohammad ElBaradei to represent them in talks called for by the army.

- Clashes between the rival sides leave 23 people dead, including 16 killed by gunmen at a Cairo rally supporting Mursi.

- 3: As the army deadline passes, Mursi proposes a consensus government.

- Army chief Sisi ousts Mursi, who is placed in detention, and declares the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court caretaker leader.

- Mursi denounces the move as "a coup" and in a prerecorded speech says: "I am Egypt's elected president."

- Police round up key Mursi aides and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

- Ten people are killed in clashes.

- 4: Egypt's chief justice Adly Mansour is sworn in as interim president.

- Overnight clashes bring the overall casualty toll to around 57 dead.

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