Egypt's interim leader says won't run for presidency

November 19, 2013 10:00

DUBAI - Egypt's interim head of state Adly Mansour will not run for president in elections slated for next year, a Kuwaiti newspaper on Tuesday quoted him as saying.

Mansour was sworn in as interim president on July 4, a day after the Egyptian army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi following mass protests against his rule.

Morsi had appointed him as head of the constitutional court, but he was not sworn in as head of the court until hours before he took the oath as interim president.

When asked by Kuwait's al-Seyassah newspaper whether he would run for president, Mansour said:

"No... No, I will return to my office and my work at the constitutional court."

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