Egypt's military has ousted the nation's Islamist president, replacing him with the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, calling for early presidential election and suspending the Islamist-backed constitution.
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.
An aide of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, Ayman Ali, said the former leader has been moved to an undisclosed location. He gave no details.
Morsi's Facebook page quoted him on Wednesday as saying he rejected measures announced by the army as a "military coup." It was unclear whether Morsi has access to his own Facebook page or if the statement was posted by an aide.
Cheers erupted among millions of protesters nationwide who were demanding Morsi's ouster. Fireworks lit the Cairo night sky.
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Video of the statement by el-Sisi (sometimes al-Sisi), and the jubilation that ensued.
Not that there won't be any trouble from the pro-Morsi Islamists. You can bet that there will be.
But lets hope the people choose the right leader next time around.