Mansour, Adly Mahmud

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Adly Mahmud Mansour, 1945–, Egyptian judge and political leader. Educated in the law and public administration, he joined the state council in 1970, and was appointed to Egypt's supreme constitutional court in 1992. After serving as deputy chief justice, Mansour became chief justice in 2013. Following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in July, 2013, the military appointed Mansour, a relative unknown, interim president of Egypt.