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Wednesday, Jul 03 2013 12:55 PM

Egypt army ousts Morsi, calls for early vote

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAIRO -- 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.

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