The head of Egypt’s armed forces issued a declaration on Wednesday suspending the constitution and appointing the head of constitutional court as the interi head of state.
In a televised broadcast,flanked by military leaders,religious authorities and political figures, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi effectively declared the removal of elected Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Sisi called a for presidential and parliamentary elections,a panel to review the constitution and a national reconsiliation committee that would include youth movements.
He said the roadmap had been agreed by a range of political groups.
Fireworks burst over Tahrir Square the centre of protests against Morsi,moments after the anouncement was made.
“The people and army are one hand.”protesters cheered in the square ,and the roar of horns and chanting,” a witness said.