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Historic decision to appoint Christian judge as head of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court

In a move described as “historic,” the Egyptian president issued a decision appointing a Christian judge as head of the Supreme Constitutional Court for the first time in history.
An Egyptian policeman stands guard outside the Supreme Constitutional Court, Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 25, 2015.

CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi swore in Feb. 9 Judge Boulos Fahmy as head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, based on a presidential decree issued Feb. 7. 

Fahmy replaces Judge Saeed Marie, who was referred to retirement due to poor health.

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