Sadat Party calls to change name of Rabaa Square to Adly Mansour
Egypt's Interim President Adly Mansour - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Al-Sadat Democratic Party head Effat El-Sadat called on Egypt’s government to change the name of Rabaa al-Adaweya Square in Nasr city to Adly Mansour in a Friday statement.

“The national role by Mansour during his presidency leads us to call for a decent honoring to him since he succeeded in transitioning Egypt to a more secure phase as well as fighting terrorism, which threatened Egypt’s security,” the statement read.

Once the elections results are officially announced, interim President Adly Mansour, who has held his position for less than a year, will revert to his former position as head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Youm7 reported Sunday.

“Mansour has right to go back to his job as the chair of the Supreme Constitutional Court since he was serving a patriotic duty out of his will in accordance with Egypt’s Constitution,” former Minister of Justice Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz a-Gendy told The Cairo Post Sunday.

Al-Sadat Democratic Party previously announced that it will honor Chancellor Adly Mansour after the announcement of the presidential elections official recults.

Mansour was chosen to serve as interim President three days after he was appointed as the chair of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The new elected president will swear in before the Supreme Constitutional Court members, which Mansour will later rejoin.

Sources close to Mansour told Veto website that he plans to retire from political and judicial life, although he could be assigned as vice president or political advisor to the new president, or run for the upcoming parliamentary elections to be the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Rabaa al-Adaweya Square was the location where ousted President Mohamed Morsi‘s supporters held their main sit-in following his ousting. On Aug. 14, 2013, police aided by the military moved in to disperse the sit-in, leaving 377 dead, according to the forensic medical report.

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