“The Order of the Nile shall be given to Judge Adly Mahmoud Mansour in recognition of his historical role over bearing the burdens of ruling the states’ affairs during assuming presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the transitional period after June 30 Demonstrations in 2013,” the decree said.
Mansour, 68, became Egypt’s interim President July 4, 2013 one day after overthrowing former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi by the Army after protests called for the end of his regime.
According to Egypt’s constitution, if a president resigned or was ousted, the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) shall take position as interim president in case the parliament was dissolved.
Sisi officially took oath as Egypt’s President on Sunday for a four-year term in front of SCC members as the constitution 2014 ordered. He then greeted the Arab and international guests who attended his inauguration ceremony. On Sunday evening, Sisi and Mansour attended a celebration participated by more than 1,200 Egyptian citizens presenting different brackets of society. During the celebration, Mansour, who returned as head of SCC, was granted the Order of the Nile.