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Mohamed Morsi
محمد مرسى
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5th President of Egypt
In office
30 June 2012 – 3 July 2013
Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri
Hesham Qandil
Vice President Mahmoud Mekki
Preceded by Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (Acting)
Succeeded by Adly Mansour (Acting)
Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement
In office
30 June 2012 – 2 August 2012
Preceded by Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
Succeeded by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party
In office
30 April 2011 – 24 June 2012
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Saad El-Katatni
Member of the People's Assembly of Egypt
In office
1 December 2000 – 12 December 2005
Preceded by Numan Gumaa
Succeeded by Mahmoud Abaza
Personal details
Born 8 August 1951 (1951-08-08) (age 68)
Sharqia, Egypt
Political party Freedom and Justice Party
Other political
Muslim Brotherhood
Spouse(s) Naglaa Mahmoud (1979–present)
Children 5
Alma mater Cairo University
University of Southern California

Mohamed Morsi (Arabic: محمد محمد مرسى عيسى العياط, ALA-LC: Muḥammad Muḥammad Mursī ‘Īsá al-‘Ayyāṭ  ; born 8 August 1951) is an Egyptian politician. He became the fifth President of Egypt on 30 June 2012. On 3 July 2012, the Egyptian defense minister Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi declared that Morsi would no longer be president, after many people who wanted him to resign began protesting.

On 16 May 2015, he was sentenced to death by an Egyptian court for passing state secrets.

In 2016 a higher court overturned the death penalty, pending another trial.

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