Maher El-Beheiry is the new leader of Egypt.
The 70-year-old was named acting President of Egypt by the military, following the takeover of the government and removal of Mohammed Morsi.
El-Beheiry was chosen as he is the Chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt. He had held that position since May 2012. He had been a judge on the Constitutional Court since 1991. Last year the Egypt Independent wrote that he was the longest-serving judge in the court.
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