Morsi's Presidency

July 3, 2013 

Morsi's presidency

Morsi takes office.

President-elect Mohammed Morsi of Egypt addressed tens of thousands of supporters in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, June 29, 2012.

President-elect Mohammed Morsi of Egypt addressed tens of thousands of supporters in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, June 29, 2012. | James Lawler Duggan/MCT

Morsi strips military of say in legislation and drafting the new constitution.

Morsi declares himself above the judiciary; sets a Dec. 15 vote on constitution whose legitimacy is disputed; hundreds of thousands protest.

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rally in support for the new constitution on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in the Nasr City neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt.
Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rally in support for the new constitution on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in the Nasr City neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. | Ariana Drehsler/MCT
Egyptians turn out to vote Saturday, December 15, 2012, in Cairo, Egypt, on the controversial, Islamist-backed constitution.
Egyptians turn out to vote Saturday, December 15, 2012, in Cairo, Egypt, on the controversial, Islamist-backed constitution. | Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua/Zuma Press/MCT

Protests in Tahrir Square against Morsi on the second anniversary of the start of the revolt against former President Hosni Mubarak

Tear gas fills the air as protesters attempt to take down part of a wall on Qasr el Aini street during Friday's gathering for the anniversary of the revolution. Tens of thousands of Egyptians protested Friday, January 25, 2013 in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, against the Islamist-led government's failure to fix the economy and heal the politically divided nation two years after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.
Tear gas fills the air as protesters attempt to take down part of a wall on Qasr el Aini street during Friday's gathering for the anniversary of the revolution. Tens of thousands of Egyptians protested Friday, January 25, 2013 in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, against the Islamist-led government's failure to fix the economy and heal the politically divided nation two years after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. | Keith Lane/MCT

Morsi schedules elections for new lower house of parliament to begin in April; election postponed

Protests continue in Port Said and other cities for weeks, with dozens dying in clashes; some police units go on strike

Members and supporters of Cairo, Egypt's football club Ultras Al-Ahly celebrate on Saturday, March 9, 2013, following the Egyptian court's verdict in the Port Said trial, which confirmed the death sentences of 21 people stemming from a 2012 soccer riot. The ruling also acquitted seven police officers of their alleged roles in the incident.
Members and supporters of Cairo, Egypt's football club Ultras Al-Ahly celebrate on Saturday, March 9, 2013, following the Egyptian court's verdict in the Port Said trial, which confirmed the death sentences of 21 people stemming from a 2012 soccer riot. The ruling also acquitted seven police officers of their alleged roles in the incident. | Keith Lane/MCT

Morsi reshuffles Cabinet, bringing in more ministers from the Muslim Brotherhood

A police officer walks past the anti government graffiti written on the wall of the prosecutor's office. in Cairo, Egypt. Much of the graffiti protests the prosecutor's decision to charge Egyptians with insulting the president, blasphemy and trying to overthrow the regime.
A police officer walks past the anti government graffiti written on the wall of the prosecutor's office. in Cairo, Egypt. Much of the graffiti protests the prosecutor's decision to charge Egyptians with insulting the president, blasphemy and trying to overthrow the regime. | Amina Ismail/MCT

Demonstrators accuse Muslim Brotherhood of hijacking revolution and using electoral victories to monopolize power and impose Islamic law

Millions of demonstrators demand Morsi’s resignation

Several thousand opposition protesters gather in Cairo, Egypt's Tahrir Square Wednesday night, June 30, 2013, to listen to President Mohammed Morsi's speech.
Several thousand opposition protesters gather in Cairo, Egypt's Tahrir Square Wednesday night, June 30, 2013, to listen to President Mohammed Morsi's speech. | Keith Lane/MCT

With protestors still in the streets, military warns it will intervene

Some tens of thousands of supports of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gather outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, June 21, 2013. ahead of the planned opposition march on June 30.
Some tens of thousands of supports of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gather outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, June 21, 2013. ahead of the planned opposition march on June 30. | Keith Lane/MCT

Military took control of the country, suspending the constitution and asking for new parliamentary elections

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