Badie and el-Shater were widely believed by the opposition to be the real power in Egypt during Morsi's tenure. Badie had been staying at a villa owned by a businessman with Brotherhood links in the tourist resort city of Marsa Matruh when he was taken by security forces,
The Brotherhood's television station, Misr 25, has been taken off the air along with several TV networks run by Islamists. Morsi's critics have long accused the stations of sowing divisions among Egyptians and inciting against secularists, liberals, Christians and Shiite Muslims with their hard-line rhetoric.
In the first step toward setting up a post-Morsi leadership, the chief judge of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adly Mansour took the oath as interim president before his fellow judges at the court.
After the ceremony aired live on state TV, Mansour delivered an address praising the massive street demonstrations that led to Morsi's ouster. He hailed the youth behind the protests that began on June 30 and brought out millions around the country.
June 30 "corrected the path of the glorious revolution that took place on Jan. 25," he said, referring to the revolt against Mubarak that began Jan. 25, 2011, and led to his ouster 18 days later.
Dressed in a dark blue suit and a sky blue tie, Mansour said the rallies "brought together everyone without discrimination or division" and were an "expression of the nation's conscience and an embodiment of its hopes and ambitions."
But there was no sign of outreach to the Brotherhood in his address. He suggested Morsi's election had been tainted, saying, "I look forward to parliamentary and presidential elections held with the genuine and authentic will of the people."
The revolution, he said, must continue, so "we stop producing tyrants."
Pushing aside Morsi, army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced Wednesday in a televised speech that the military had suspended the Islamist-drafted constitution, and that a civilian Cabinet of technocrat would run the country until new presidential elections are held. No date has been given.
Millions of anti-Morsi protesters around the country erupted in celebrations after the televised announcement by the army chief on Wednesday evening. Fireworks burst over crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where men and women danced, shouting, "God is great" and "Long live Egypt."
That fact that Egypt's interim president comes from the Constitutional Court adds a symbolic sting to Morsi's ouster.
He and his Brotherhood backers repeatedly clashed with the judiciary, particularly the Constitutional Court, while in power, accusing the judges of being Mubarak loyalists seeking to undermine Egypt's shift to democratic rule.
The judges, meanwhile, repeatedly challenged the Brotherhood's policies and what many in Egypt considered the group's march to power. The Constitutional Court dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament in June 2012, saying it was illegally elected. It rejected a Morsi decree to reinstate the chamber.
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