Watch live: Cheers erupt in protest crowd as Morsi removed from presidency

By Reuters
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 15:30 EDT
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Female protesters against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi hold up shoes during a gathering at Tahrir Square in Cairo
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CAIRO (Reuters) – The head of Egypt’s armed forces issued a declaration on Wednesday suspending the constitution and appointing the head of the constitutional court as interim head of state.

In a televised broadcast, flanked by military leaders, religious authorities and political figures, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi effectively declared the removal of elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Sisi called for presidential and parliamentary elections, a panel to review the constitution and a national reconciliation committee that would include youth movements. He said the roadmap had been agreed by a range of political groups.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh and Tom Perry; Editing by Alastair Macdonald)

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