‘Boss,’ ‘Batman’: What Wikipedia Knows About Egypt’s Acting President

It’s official: Mohamed Morsy is no longer the president of Egypt. In a July 3 press conference on state television, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the removal of Morsy, the suspension of the Egyptian constitution, and the establishment of an interim government led by the former president of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour. Not ...

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It's official: Mohamed Morsy is no longer the president of Egypt. In a July 3 press conference on state television, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the removal of Morsy, the suspension of the Egyptian constitution, and the establishment of an interim government led by the former president of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour.

Not much is known about the new interim president in the English-speaking world. And, as is common during times of crisis, people immediately flocked to Wikipedia to figure out who exactly is running things in Egypt. Unfortunately, Wikipedia doesn't seem to know much either. A screen shot of Mansour's Wikipedia page taken immediately after he was named provided, er, limited information.

It’s official: Mohamed Morsy is no longer the president of Egypt. In a July 3 press conference on state television, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the removal of Morsy, the suspension of the Egyptian constitution, and the establishment of an interim government led by the former president of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour.

Not much is known about the new interim president in the English-speaking world. And, as is common during times of crisis, people immediately flocked to Wikipedia to figure out who exactly is running things in Egypt. Unfortunately, Wikipedia doesn’t seem to know much either. A screen shot of Mansour’s Wikipedia page taken immediately after he was named provided, er, limited information.

A quick look through the history of the Wikipedia entry, however, unearths some dubious claims:

In addition to possibly being Bruce Wayne’s alter ego, Mansour appears to be a boss Paladin as well:

Environmentally-unfriendly Healer Paladin or no, we can look forward to hearing a lot more about Adly Mansour in the coming days. For what it’s worth, the page is now a bit more useful.

Park MacDougald is an assistant editor at Foreign Affairs.

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