The president will retain both Field Marshal Tantawi and Lt. Gen. Anan as advisers, said Yasser Ali, Mr. Morsi's spokesman. The arrangement suggests that the men were consulted in advance and had prepared their resignations willingly. Mr. Morsi also awarded each of them "Order of the Nile" medals—Egypt's highest state honor—and appointed Mahmoud Mekki, a senior judge who built his reputation on challenging Egypt's former regime, as vice president.
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