President of Egypt


President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of EgyptAbdel Fattah el-Sisi

Date of Birth: 19 November 1954
Birth Place: Cairo, Egypt
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 8 June 2014
Religion: Sunni Islam
Profession: Military

Biography:


Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1954. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the current President of Egypt. He studied at the Egyptian Military Academy and soon after began his career in the Egyptian Military. He eventually rose to the rank of Field Marshal in a career that spanned from 1977 to 2014.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi became the head of the Egyptian Armed Forces in 2012 when he was selected to replace Mohamed Tantawi. He was behind the decision to overthrow the government of Mohamed Morsi following popular protests. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was instrumental in suppresing the Muslim Brotherhood which lead to hundreds of civilian deaths. Despite this he became extremely popular among Egyptians for restoring stability.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ran in the 2014 Presidential elections, which he won in a landslide although he didn't face much opposition.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdel_Fattah_el-Sisi

Updated on: February 25th, 2015

Former President of Egypt


President Adly Mansour of EgyptAdly Mansour

Date of Birth: 23 December 1945
Birth Place: Cairo, Egypt
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 4 July 2013
Religion: NA
Profession: Judge

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Adly Mansour was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1945. Adly Mansour is the current President of Egypt. Adly Mansour studied at Cairo University where he obtained a degree in law, he also obtained a degree in economics. Adly Mansour was named to the Supreme Constitutional Court in 1992.

Adly Mansour was instrumental in developing the supervision law for the 2012 presidential elections that brought Mohamed Morsi to power in 2012. Adly Mansour was later named by President Morsi as the new President of the Supreme Constitutional Court. Following President Morsi's removal from power Mansour was named as interim President until new elections could be held in 2014.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adly_Mansour

Updated on: February 25th, 2015

Former President of Egypt


President Mohamed Morsi of EgyptMohamed Morsi

Date of Birth: 8 August 1951
Birth Place: Sharqia, Egypt
Political Party: Freedom and Justice Party
Arrival in Power: 30 June 2012
Left Power: 3 July 2013
Religion: Sunni Islam
Profession: Engineer

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Mohamed Morsi was born in Sharqia, Egypt, in 1951. Mohamed Morsi studied at Cairo University where he obtained a bachelor and master's degree in engineering, he obtained a PhD from the University of Southern California. He worked at the Zagazig University from 1985 to 2010 before joining politics in 2010.

Mohamed Morsi participated in the foundation of the Freedom and Justice Party before the 2011 revolution. The party has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt. He became the first democratically elected President of Egypt on June 30th 2012. In November 2012 he granted himself new powers which would prevent judicial review of any of his actions. At this point opposition to his rule started to mount, he would go back on this decision following major protests. However opposition continued to build because of the perception that Morsi was more interested in promoting his islamist agenda than setting the democratic structures in Egypt.

Following massive street protests that started on June 30th 2013, the Egyptian Army gave Morsi an ultimatum to come to an agreement with the opposition parties in order to move forward, when the deadline was not met the Egyptian Army removed Morsi from office and he was replaced by Adly Mansour the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt..


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Morsi

Updated on: February 25th, 2015

Former Prime Minister of Egypt


Prime Minister Hesham Qandil of EgyptHesham Qandil

Date of Birth: 17 September 1962
Birth Place: Beni Suef, Egypt
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 2 August 2012
Left Power: 3 July 2013
Religion: Islam
Profession: Engineer

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Hesham Qandil was born in Beni Suef, Egypt, in 1962. Hesham Qandil studied at Cairo University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in engineering, he obtained a master's degree in irrigation and drainage engineering from Utah State University and finally he obtained a PhD in biological and agricultural engineering from North Carolina State University.

Hesham Qandil has worked in the water resources management and engineering for most of his life, notably the Water Resources Department in Egypt and was also the Chief of Water Resources African Development Band. These are all important posts considering the difficult geography in Egypt and neighbouring countries where water must be carefully managed as a matter of survival.

In August 2012 he was selected to become the new Prime Minister of Egypt, this was to be a professional government made up of mostly technocrats rather than politicians. He was forced to resign on July 3rd along with President Mohamed Morsi following massive street protests.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesham_Qandil

Updated on: February 25th, 2015

Former Interim Leader of Egypt


Mohamed Hussein TantawiMohamed Hussein Tantawi

Date of Birth: 31 October 1935
Birth Place: Cairo, Egypt
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 11 February 2011
Religion: Sunni Islam
Profession: Military

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Mohamed Hussein Tantawi was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1935. Mohamed Hussein Tantawi was the Interim Leader of Egypt, he was appointed when Hosni Mubarak resigned as the President of Egypt, following the uprisings that happened in the country from January to February 2011. He is a career Military Officer.


Mohamed Hussein Tantawi joined the Egyptian Military in 1956, he served in the Sinai War of 1956, the Six-Day War of 1967, the October War of 1973 and the First Gulf War from 1990-91. In 1991 he became the Minister of Defense of Egypt. Mohamed Hussein Tantawi will remain the current Head of State of Egypt, until elections can be held, the circumstances surrounding these elections will determine whether or not the revolution was a success.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Hussein_Tantawi

Updated on: February 25th, 2015

Former Prime Minister of Egypt


Kamal GanzouriKamal Ganzouri

Date of Birth: 12 January 1933
Birth Place: Monufia, Egypt
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 7 December 2011
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

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Kamal Ganzouri was born in Monufia, Egypt, in 1933. Kamal Ganzouri was the Prime Minister of Egypt. He studied at the University of Michigan.

Kamal Ganzouri served several ministerial posts before being named Prime Minister of Egypt for the first time in 1996, he served in this post until 1999. Kamal Ganzouri is regarded as having had a positive impact on Egypt during his first tenure as prime minister. Kamal Ganzouri began his second term as Prime Minister of Egypt on December 7 2011.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamal_Ganzouri

Updated on: February 25th, 2015

Former President of Egypt


Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak

Date of Birth: 4 May 1928
Birth Place: Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt
Political Party: National Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 14 October 1981
Religion: Islam
Profession: Military, Politician

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Hosni Mubarak was born in Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt, in 1928. Hosni Mubarak was the fourth President of Egypt. Hosni Mubarak studied at several military academies in Egypt and the Soviet Union. He was eventually commissioned as an officer in the Egyptian Air Force, where he rose to the rank of Air Chief Marshal.

In 1981 he became president when Anwar el-Sadat was assassinated and has been president since. He has been re-elected in 1987, 1993, 1999 and a disputed 2005 election. Following massive protests in 2011 he was removed from power and the government was put under the care of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces until elections could be held.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosni_Mubarak

Updated on: February 25th, 2015

Former Prime Minister of Egypt


Ahmed NazifAhmed Nazif

Date of Birth: 8 July 1952
Birth Place: Alexandria, Egypt
Political Party: National Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 14 July 2004
Religion: Islam
Profession: NA

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Ahmed Nazif was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1952. Ahmed Nazif was the Prime Minister of Egypt. Ahmed Nazif obtained a degree of engineering from Cairo University and obtained a postgraduate degree from McGill University. Ahmed Nazif was named prime minister in 2004.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Nazif

Updated on: February 25th, 2015