Protests that began on 25 January 2011, culminated in the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February 2011. Following Mr. Mubarak’s resignation, the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) headed by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi assumed power. In a referendum held on 19 March 2011, 77.27 per cent of the Egyptian electorate voted in favour of constitutional amendments. After presidential elections took place in June 2012, Mr. Mohammad Mursi—from the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP)—was sworn in as Egypt’s first civilian President on 30 June 2012....
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