Crowds in Tahrir Square cheered and launched fireworks after the military announced Mohamed Morsi has been ousted as president and replaced by the chief justice of the constitutional court. In a televised statement, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the constitution will be suspended. He also called for presidential and parliamentary elections, and said the post-Morsi roadmap had been agreed on in consultation with various political groups. "All necessary measures will be taken to empower youth in civic dialogue and national reconciliation," al-Sisi said. On Facebook, Morsi denounced the move as a "military coup."
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