After the swearing-in ceremony aired live on state TV, Mansour delivered an address praising the massive street demonstrations that led to Morsi’s ouster. He hailed the youth behind the protests that began on Sunday, June 30 and brought out millions around the country.
Dressed in a dark blue suit and a sky blue tie, Mansour said the rallies “brought together everyone without discrimination or division” and were an “expression of the nation’s conscience and an embodiment of its hopes and ambitions.”
But there was no sign of outreach to the Brotherhood in his address. He suggested Morsi’s election had been tainted, saying, “I look forward to parliamentary and presidential elections held with the genuine and authentic will of the people.”
The revolution, he said, must continue so “we stop producing tyrants.”