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VoxBox: Egypt Tantawi's Ouster
On August 15, just days after Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi forced Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and his top aide into retirement, Al-Monitor collected people's reactions on the streets of Cairo. Tantawi led the transition after the January 25, 2011 revolution that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak. Chairing the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Tantawi was considered one of the most influential men in Egypt and one unlikely to relinquish power, even after Egyptians elected Morsi at the helm last June. The emboldened president, who belongs to the long marginalized Muslim Brotherhood movement, also cancelled constitutional amendments issued by the SCAF that restricted his powers.
TAGS: Mohamed Morsi, Hussein Tantawi, Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Military, Egypt, Egyptian revolution, Coup Attempt, Muslim Brotherhood