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The HISTORY OF EGYPT has been long and rich, due to the flow of the Nile
Nile
river, with its fertile banks and delta . Its rich history also comes from its native inhabitants and outside influence. Much of Egypt 's ancient history was a mystery until the secrets of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered with the discovery and help of the Rosetta Stone . The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. The Lighthouse of Alexandria , one of the other Seven Wonders, is gone. The Library of Alexandria was the only one of its kind for centuries.

Human settlement in Egypt
Egypt
dates back to at least 40,000 BC with Aterian tool manufacturing. Ancient Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BC with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh of the First Dynasty , Narmer
Narmer
. Predominately native Egyptian rule lasted until the conquest by the Achaemenid Empire in the sixth century BC.

In 332 BC, Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great conquered Egypt
Egypt
as he toppled the Achaemenids and established the Hellenistic Ptolemaic Kingdom , whose first ruler was one of Alexander's former generals, Ptolemy I Soter . The Ptolemies had to fight native rebellions and were involved in foreign and civil wars that led to the decline of the kingdom and its final annexation by Rome . The death of Cleopatra ended the nominal independence of Egypt
Egypt
resulting in Egypt
Egypt
becoming one of the provinces of the Roman Empire.

Roman rule in Egypt
Egypt
(including Byzantine ) lasted from 30 BC to 641 AD, with a brief interlude of control by the Sasanian Empire
Sasanian Empire
between 619-629, known as Sasanian Egypt . After the Muslim conquest of Egypt , parts of Egypt
Egypt
became provinces of successive Caliphates and other Muslim dynasties: Rashidun Caliphate (632-661), Umayyad Caliphate (661–750), Abbasid Caliphate (750-909), Fatimid Caliphate (909-1171), Ayyubid Sultanate (1171–1260), and the Mamluk Sultanate (1250-1517). In 1517, Ottoman sultan Selim I captured Cairo, absorbing Egypt
Egypt
into the Ottoman Empire.

Egypt
Egypt
remained entirely Ottoman until 1867, except during French occupation from 1798 to 1801. Starting in 1867, Egypt
Egypt
became a nominally autonomous tributary state called the Khedivate of Egypt . However, Khedivate Egypt
Egypt
fell under British control in 1882 following the Anglo-Egyptian War . After the end of World War I
World War I
and following the Egyptian revolution of 1919
Egyptian revolution of 1919
, the Kingdom of Egypt was established. While a de jure independent state, the United Kingdom retained control over foreign affairs, defense, and other matters. British occupation lasted until 1954, with the Anglo-Egyptian agreement of 1954 .

The modern Republic of Egypt
Egypt
was founded in 1953, and with the complete withdrawal of British forces from the Suez Canal in 1956, it marked the first time in 2300 years that Egypt
Egypt
was both fully independent and ruled by native Egyptians. President Gamal Abdel Nasser (president from 1956 to 1970) introduced many reforms and created the short-lived United Arab Republic (with Syria
Syria
). His terms also saw the Six-Day War and the creation of the international Non-Aligned Movement . His successor, Anwar Sadat (president from 1970 to 1981) changed Egypt's trajectory, departing from many of the political, and economic tenets of Nasserism, re-instituting a multi-party system, and launching the Infitah economic policy. He led Egypt
Egypt
in the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to regain Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which Israel had occupied since the Six-Day War of 1967. This later led to the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty .

Recent Egyptian history has been dominated by events following nearly thirty years of rule by former president Hosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak
. The Egyptian revolution of 2011 deposed Mubarak and resulted in the first democratically elected president in Egyptian history, Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi
. Unrest after the 2011 revolution and related disputes led to the 2013 Egyptian coup d\'état .

CONTENTS

* 1 Prehistory (pre–3100 BC)

* 2 Ancient Egypt
Egypt
(3100–332 BC)

* 2.1 Achaemenid rule * 2.2 Second Achaemenid conquest

* 3 Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt
Egypt
(332 BC–641 AD)

* 3.1 Sassanid Egypt
Egypt

* 4 Arab and Ottoman Egypt
Egypt
(641–1882) * 5 British Protectorate (1882–1953)

* 6 Republican Egypt
Egypt
(since 1953)

* 6.1 Reign of Nasser * 6.2 Reign of Sadat * 6.3 Reign of Mubarak * 6.4 Terrorist insurgency

* 6.5 Civil unrest since 2011

* 6.5.1 Revolution * 6.5.2 Morsi\'s presidency * 6.5.3 After Morsi * 6.5.4 El-Sisi Presidency

* 7 See also * 8 References

PREHISTORY (PRE–3100 BC)

Main articles: Prehistoric Egypt and Population history of Egypt
Egypt

There is evidence of petroglyphs along the Nile
Nile
terraces and in desert oases. In the 10th millennium BC, a culture of hunter-gatherers and fishermen was replaced by a grain -grinding culture. Climate changes and/or overgrazing around 6000 BC began to desiccate the pastoral lands of Egypt, forming the Sahara . Early tribal peoples migrated to the Nile
Nile
River, where they developed a settled agricultural economy and more centralized society.

By about 6000 BC, a Neolithic culture rooted in the Nile
Nile
Valley. During the Neolithic era, several predynastic cultures developed independently in Upper and Lower Egypt
Egypt
. The Badari culture and the successor Naqada series are generally regarded as precursors to dynastic Egypt
Egypt
. The earliest known Lower Egyptian site, Merimda, predates the Badarian by about seven hundred years. Contemporaneous Lower Egyptian communities coexisted with their southern counterparts for more than two thousand years, remaining culturally distinct, but maintaining frequent contact through trade. The earliest known evidence of Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions appeared during the predynastic period on Naqada III pottery vessels, dated to about 3200 BC.

ANCIENT EGYPT (3100–332 BC)

Main articles: Ancient Egypt
Egypt
and History of ancient Egypt The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza , built during the Old Kingdom .

A unified kingdom was founded 3150 BC by King Menes , leading to a series of dynasties that ruled Egypt
Egypt
for the next three millennia. Egyptian culture flourished during this long period and remained distinctively Egyptian in its religion , arts , language and customs. The first two ruling dynasties of a unified Egypt
Egypt
set the stage for the Old Kingdom period, c. 2700–2200 BC., which constructed many pyramids , most notably the Third Dynasty pyramid of Djoser and the Fourth Dynasty Giza Pyramids .

The First Intermediate Period ushered in a time of political upheaval for about 150 years. Stronger Nile
Nile
floods and stabilization of government, however, brought back renewed prosperity for the country in the Middle Kingdom c. 2040 BC, reaching a peak during the reign of Pharaoh
Pharaoh
Amenemhat III
Amenemhat III
. A second period of disunity heralded the arrival of the first foreign ruling dynasty in Egypt, that of the Semitic-speaking Hyksos
Hyksos
. The Hyksos
Hyksos
invaders took over much of Lower Egypt
Egypt
around 1650 BC and founded a new capital at Avaris . They were driven out by an Upper Egyptian force led by Ahmose I , who founded the Eighteenth Dynasty and relocated the capital from Memphis to Thebes .

The New Kingdom , c. 1550–1070 BC, began with the Eighteenth Dynasty, marking the rise of Egypt
Egypt
as an international power that expanded during its greatest extension to an empire as far south as Tombos in Nubia
Nubia
, and included parts of the Levant
Levant
in the east. This period is noted for some of the most well known Pharaohs , including Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut
, Thutmose III , Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti
Nefertiti
, Tutankhamun and Ramesses II . The first historically attested expression of monotheism came during this period as Atenism . Frequent contacts with other nations brought new ideas to the New Kingdom. The country was later invaded and conquered by Libyans , Nubians and Assyrians , but native Egyptians eventually drove them out and regained control of their country.

A team lead by Johannes Krause managed the first reliable sequencing of the genomes of 90 mummified individuals in 2017. Whilst not conclusive, because of the non-exhaustive time frame and restricted location that the mummies represent, their study nevertheless showed that these Ancient Egyptians "closely resembled ancient and modern Near Eastern populations, especially those in the Levant, and had almost no DNA from sub-Saharan Africa. What's more, the genetics of the mummies remained remarkably consistent even as different powers—including Nubians, Greeks, and Romans—conquered the empire."

ACHAEMENID RULE

In the sixth century BC, the Achaemenid Empire
Achaemenid Empire
conquered Egypt. The entire Twenty-seventh Dynasty of Egypt
Egypt
, from 525 BC to 402 BC, save for Petubastis III , was an entirely Persian -ruled period, with the Achaemenid kings being granted the title of pharaoh .

The Thirtieth Dynasty was the last native ruling dynasty during the Pharaonic epoch. It fell to the Persians again in 343 BC after the last native Pharaoh, King Nectanebo II , was defeated in battle.

SECOND ACHAEMENID CONQUEST

The Thirty-first Dynasty of Egypt
Egypt
, also known as the Second Egyptian Satrapy , was effectively a short-living province of the Achaemenid Empire between 343 BC to 332 BC.

After an interval of independence, during which three indigenous dynasties reigned (the 28th , 29th and 30th dynasty ), Artaxerxes III (358–338 BC) reconquered the Nile
Nile
valley for a brief second period (343–332 BC), which is called the Thirty-first Dynasty of Egypt, thus starting another period of pharaos of Persian origin.

PTOLEMAIC AND ROMAN EGYPT (332 BC–641 AD)

Main articles: Ptolemaic Kingdom and Egypt (Roman province)
Egypt (Roman province)
The Greek Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra
Cleopatra
and her son by Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
, Caesarion
Caesarion
, at the Dendera Temple complex .

The Ptolemaic Kingdom was a powerful Hellenistic state extending from southern Syria
Syria
in the east, to Cyrene to the west, and south to the frontier with Nubia. Alexandria
Alexandria
became the capital city and a center of Greek culture and trade. To gain recognition by the native Egyptian populace, they named themselves as the successors to the Pharaohs. The later Ptolemies took on Egyptian traditions, had themselves portrayed on public monuments in Egyptian style and dress, and participated in Egyptian religious life.

The last ruler from the Ptolemaic dynasty was Cleopatra
Cleopatra
, who committed suicide following the burial of her lover Mark Antony , who had died in her arms (from a self-inflicted stab wound) after Augustus had captured Alexandria
Alexandria
and her mercenary forces had fled.

The Ptolemies faced rebellions of native Egyptians, often caused by an unwanted regime, and were involved in foreign and civil wars that led to the decline of the kingdom and its annexation by Rome. Nevertheless, Hellenistic culture continued to thrive in Egypt
Egypt
well after the Muslim conquest . The native Egyptian/Coptic culture continued to exist as well (the Coptic language itself was Egypt's most widely spoken language until at least the 10th century).

Egypt
Egypt
quickly became the Empire's breadbasket supplying the greater portion of the Empire's grain in addition to flax, papyrus, glass, and many other finished goods. The city of Alexandria
Alexandria
became a key trading outpost for the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
(by some accounts, the most important for a time). Shipping from Egypt
Egypt
regularly reached India and Ethiopia among other international destinations. It was also a leading (perhaps the leading) scientific and technological center of the Empire. Scholars such as Ptolemy
Ptolemy
, Hypatia , and Heron broke new ground in astronomy, mathematics, and other disciplines. Culturally, the city of Alexandria
Alexandria
at times rivaled Rome in its importance.

Christianity reached Egypt
Egypt
relatively early in the evangelist period of the first century (traditionally credited to Mark the Evangelist ). Alexandria, Egypt
Egypt
and Antioch, Syria
Syria
quickly became the leading centers of Christianity. Diocletian 's reign marked the transition from the Roman to the Byzantine era in Egypt, when a great number of Egyptian Christians were persecuted. The New Testament had by then been translated into Egyptian. After the Council of Chalcedon
Council of Chalcedon
in AD 451, a distinct Egyptian Coptic Church was firmly established.

SASSANID EGYPT

Sasanian Egypt (known in Middle Persian sources as Agiptus) refers to the brief rule of Egypt
Egypt
and parts of Libya
Libya
by the Sasanian Empire
Sasanian Empire
, which lasted from 619 to 629, until the Sasanian rebel Shahrbaraz made an alliance with the Byzantine emperor Heraclius
Heraclius
and had control over Egypt
Egypt
returned to him.

ARAB AND OTTOMAN EGYPT (641–1882)

Main articles: History of Muslim Egypt
Egypt
and History of Ottoman Egypt
Egypt
Selim I (1470–1520), conquered Egypt
Egypt
The Hanging Church of Cairo, first built in the 3rd or 4th century, is one of the most famous Coptic Orthodox churches in Egypt.

The Byzantines were able to regain control of the country after a brief Persian invasion early in the 7th century, until 639–42, when Egypt
Egypt
was invaded and conquered by the Arab Islamic Empire . The final loss of Egypt
Egypt
was of incalculable significance to the Byzantine Empire, which had relied on Egypt
Egypt
for many agricultural and manufactured goods.

When they defeated the Byzantine Armies in Egypt, the Arabs brought Sunni Islam to the country. Early in this period, Egyptians began to blend their new faith with their Christian traditions as well as other indigenous beliefs and practices, leading to various Sufi orders that have flourished to this day. These earlier rites had survived the period of Coptic Christianity.

Muslim rulers nominated by the Islamic Caliphate remained in control of Egypt
Egypt
for the next six centuries, with Cairo
Cairo
as the seat of the Caliphate under the Fatimids . With the end of the Kurdish Ayyubid dynasty , the Mamluks , a Turco -Circassian military caste, took control about AD 1250. By the late 13th century, Egypt
Egypt
linked the Red Sea, India, Malaya, and East Indies. The Greek and Coptic languages and cultures went into a steep decline in favor of Arabic culture (though Coptic managed to last as a spoken language until the 17th century and remains a liturgical language today). The Mamluks continued to govern the country until the conquest of Egypt
Egypt
by the Ottoman Turks in 1517, after which it became a province of the Ottoman Empire . The mid-14th-century Black Death killed about 40% of the country's population.

After the 15th century, the Ottoman invasion pushed the Egyptian system into decline. The defensive militarization damaged its civil society and economic institutions. The weakening of the economic system combined with the effects of plague left Egypt
Egypt
vulnerable to foreign invasion. Portuguese traders took over their trade. Egypt suffered six famines between 1687 and 1731. The 1784 famine cost it roughly one-sixth of its population.

The brief French invasion of Egypt
Egypt
led by Napoleon Bonaparte began in 1798. The expulsion of the French in 1801 by Ottoman , Mamluk , and British forces was followed by four years of anarchy in which Ottomans, Mamluks, and Albanians — who were nominally in the service of the Ottomans – wrestled for power. Out of this chaos, the commander of the Albanian regiment, Muhammad Ali (Kavalali Mehmed Ali Pasha ) emerged as a dominant figure and in 1805 was acknowledged by the Sultan
Sultan
in Istanbul
Istanbul
as his viceroy in Egypt; the title implied subordination to the Sultan
Sultan
but this was in fact a polite fiction: Ottoman power in Egypt
Egypt
was finished and Muhammad Ali, an ambitious and able leader, established a dynasty that was to rule Egypt
Egypt
until the revolution of 1952. In later years, the dynasty became a British puppet.

His primary focus was military: he annexed Northern Sudan (1820–1824), Syria
Syria
(1833), and parts of Arabia and Anatolia ; but in 1841 the European powers, fearful lest he topple the Ottoman Empire itself, forced him to return most of his conquests to the Ottomans, but he kept the Sudan and his title to Egypt
Egypt
was made hereditary. A more lasting result of his military ambition is that it required him to modernize the country. Eager to adopt the military (and therefore industrial) techniques of the great powers, he sent students to the West and invited training missions to Egypt. He built industries, a system of canals for irrigation and transport, and reformed the civil service.

The introduction in 1820 of long-staple cotton, the Egyptian variety of which became notable, transformed its agriculture into a cash-crop monoculture before the end of the century. The social effects of this were enormous: land ownership became concentrated and many foreigners arrived, shifting production towards international markets.

BRITISH PROTECTORATE (1882–1953)

Main articles: History of Egypt under the British and History of modern Egypt
Egypt
Nationalists demonstrating in Cairo
Cairo
, 1919

British indirect rule lasted from 1882, when the British succeeded in defeating the Egyptian Army at Tel el-Kebir in September and took control of the country, to the 1952 Egyptian revolution which made Egypt
Egypt
a republic and when British advisers were expelled.

Muhammad Ali was succeeded briefly by his son Ibrahim (in September 1848), then by a grandson Abbas I (in November 1848), then by Said (in 1854), and Isma\'il (in 1863). Abbas I was cautious. Said and Ismail were ambitious developers, but they spent beyond their means. The Suez Canal , built in partnership with the French, was completed in 1869. The cost of this and other projects had two effects: it led to enormous debt to European banks, and caused popular discontent because of the onerous taxation it required. In 1875 Ismail was forced to sell Egypt's share in the canal to the British Government. Within three years this led to the imposition of British and French controllers who sat in the Egyptian cabinet, and, "with the financial power of the bondholders behind them, were the real power in the Government."

Local dissatisfaction with Ismail and with European intrusion led to the formation of the first nationalist groupings in 1879, with Ahmad Urabi a prominent figure. In 1882 he became head of a nationalist-dominated ministry committed to democratic reforms including parliamentary control of the budget. Fearing a reduction of their control, Britain and France intervened militarily, bombarding Alexandria
Alexandria
and crushing the Egyptian army at the battle of Tel el-Kebir . They reinstalled Ismail's son Tewfik as figurehead of a de facto British protectorate.

In 1914, the Protectorate was made official, and the title of the head of state , which in 1867 had changed from pasha to khedive , was changed again to sultan , to repudiate the vestigial suzerainty of the Ottoman sultan, who was backing the Central powers in the First World War . Abbas II was deposed as khedive and replaced by his uncle, Hussein Kamel , as sultan.

In 1906, the Dinshaway Incident prompted many neutral Egyptians to join the nationalist movement. After the First World War, Saad Zaghlul and the Wafd Party
Wafd Party
led the Egyptian nationalist movement to a majority at the local Legislative Assembly. When the British exiled Zaghlul and his associates to Malta
Malta
on 8 March 1919, the country arose in its first modern revolution . The revolt led the UK government to issue a unilateral declaration of Egypt\'s independence on 22 February 1922.

The new government drafted and implemented a constitution in 1923 based on a parliamentary system . Saad Zaghlul
Saad Zaghlul
was popularly elected as Prime Minister of Egypt
Egypt
in 1924. In 1936, the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty was concluded. Continued instability due to remaining British influence and increasing political involvement by the king led to the dissolution of the parliament in a military coup d'état known as the 1952 Revolution . The Free Officers Movement forced King Farouk to abdicate in support of his son Fuad .

British military presence in Egypt
Egypt
lasted until 1954.

REPUBLICAN EGYPT (SINCE 1953)

Main articles: History of the Republic of Egypt and History of modern Egypt
Egypt
Celebrating the signing of the Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin , Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
, Anwar Al Sadat .

On 18 June 1953, the Egyptian Republic was declared, with General Muhammad Naguib
Muhammad Naguib
as the first President of the Republic. Naguib was forced to resign in 1954 by Gamal Abdel Nasser
Gamal Abdel Nasser
– the real architect of the 1952 movement – and was later put under house arrest .

REIGN OF NASSER

Main article: Gamal Abdel Nasser
Gamal Abdel Nasser

Nasser assumed power as President in June 1956. British forces completed their withdrawal from the occupied Suez Canal Zone on 13 June 1956. He nationalized the Suez Canal on 26 July 1956, prompting the 1956 Suez Crisis .

In 1958, Egypt
Egypt
and Syria
Syria
formed a sovereign union known as the United Arab Republic . The union was short-lived, ending in 1961 when Syria seceded, thus ending the union. During most of its existence, the United Arab Republic was also in a loose confederation with North Yemen (formerly the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen) known as the United Arab States .

In the 1967 Six Day War , Israel invaded and occupied Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip , which Egypt
Egypt
had occupied since the 1948 Arab–Israeli War . Three years later (1970), President Nasser died and was succeeded by Anwar Sadat .

REIGN OF SADAT

Main article: Anwar el-Sadat

Sadat switched Egypt's Cold War allegiance from the Soviet Union to the United States, expelling Soviet advisors in 1972. He launched the Infitah economic reform policy, while clamping down on religious and secular opposition.

In 1973, Egypt, along with Syria, launched the October War , a surprise attack against the Israeli forces occupying the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights
Golan Heights
. It was an attempt to regain part of the Sinai territory that Israel had captured six years earlier. Sadat hoped to seize some territory through military force, and then regain the rest of the peninsula by diplomacy. The conflict sparked an international crisis between the US and the USSR, both of whom intervened. The second UN-mandated ceasefire halted military action. While the war ended with a military stalemate, it presented Sadat with a political victory that later allowed him to regain the Sinai in return for peace with Israel.

Sadat made a historic visit to Israel in 1977, which led to the 1979 peace treaty in exchange for Israeli withdrawal from Sinai. Sadat's initiative sparked enormous controversy in the Arab world and led to Egypt's expulsion from the Arab League , but it was supported by most Egyptians. On 6 October 1981, Sadat and six diplomats were assassinated while observing a military parade commemorating the eighth anniversary of the October 1973 War. He was succeeded by Hosni Mubarak .

REIGN OF MUBARAK

Main article: Hosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak

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Mubarak started many projects such as Cairo
Cairo
International Airport and the Cairo
Cairo
metro .

Mubarak made many new cities including:

* Sheikh Zayed * Ain Sokhna * New Cairo
Cairo
* Borg el-Arab

TERRORIST INSURGENCY

Main article: Terrorism in Egypt
Egypt

In 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, terrorist attacks in Egypt
Egypt
became numerous and severe, and began to target Copts
Copts
and foreign tourists as well as government officials. Some scholars and authors have credited Islamist writer Sayyid Qutb
Sayyid Qutb
, who was executed in 1967, as the inspiration for the new wave of attacks.

The 1990s saw an Islamist group , al-Gama\'a al-Islamiyya , engage in an extended campaign of violence, from the murders and attempted murders of prominent writers and intellectuals, to the repeated targeting of tourists and foreigners. Serious damage was done to the largest sector of Egypt's economy—tourism —and in turn to the government, but it also devastated the livelihoods of many of the people on whom the group depended for support.

Victims of the campaign against the Egyptian state from 1992-1997 exceeded 1,200 and included the head of the counter-terrorism police (Major General Raouf Khayrat), a speaker of parliament (Rifaat el-Mahgoub ), dozens of European tourists and Egyptian bystanders, and over 100 Egyptian police.

At times, travel by foreigners in parts of Upper Egypt
Egypt
was severely restricted and dangerous.

On 17 November 1997, 62 people, mostly tourists, were killed near Luxor . The assailants trapped the people in the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut
.

During this period, Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya
Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya
was given support by the governments of Iran and Sudan, as well as al-Qaeda . The Egyptian government received support during that time from the United States.

CIVIL UNREST SINCE 2011

Main article: Egyptian crisis (2011–14)

Revolution

Main article: Egyptian revolution of 2011
Egyptian revolution of 2011

In 2003, the Kefaya ("Egyptian Movement for Change"), was launched to oppose the Mubarak regime and to establish democratic reforms and greater civil liberties . Celebrations in Tahrir Square
Tahrir Square
after Omar Suleiman 's statement announcing Hosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak
's resignation

On 25 January 2011, widespread protests began against Mubarak's government. The objective of the protest was the removal of Mubarak from power. These took the form of an intensive campaign of civil resistance supported by a very large number of people and mainly consisting of continuous mass demonstrations. By 29 January, it was becoming clear that Mubarak's government had lost control when a curfew order was ignored, and the army took a semi-neutral stance on enforcing the curfew decree. Some protesters, a very small minority in Cairo, expressed views against what they deemed was foreign interference, highlighted by the then-held view that the U.S. administration had failed to take sides, as well as linking the administration with Israel.

On 11 February 2011, Mubarak resigned and fled Cairo. Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak had stepped down and that the Egyptian military would assume control of the nation's affairs in the short term. Jubilant celebrations broke out in Tahrir Square
Tahrir Square
at the news. Mubarak may have left Cairo
Cairo
for Sharm el-Sheikh the previous night, before or shortly after the airing of a taped speech in which Mubarak vowed he would not step down or leave.

On 13 February 2011, the high level military command of Egypt announced that both the constitution and the parliament of Egypt
Egypt
had been dissolved. The parliamentary election was to be held in September.

A constitutional referendum was held on 19 March 2011. On 28 November 2011, Egypt
Egypt
held its first parliamentary election since the previous regime had been in power. Turnout was high and there were no reports of violence, although members of some parties broke the ban on campaigning at polling places by handing out pamphlets and banners. There were however complaints of irregularities.

Morsi\'s Presidency

Main article: Timeline of the Egyptian Crisis under Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi

The first round of a presidential election was held in Egypt
Egypt
on 23 and 24 May 2012 . Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi
won 25% of the vote and Ahmed Shafik , the last prime minister under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, 24%. A second round was held on 16 and 17 June. On 24 June 2012, the election commission announced that Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi
had won the election, making him the first democratically elected president of Egypt. According to official results, Morsi took 51.7 percent of the vote while Shafik received 48.3 percent.

On 8 July 2012, Egypt's new president Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi
announced he was overriding the military edict that dissolved the country's elected parliament and he called lawmakers back into session.

On 10 July 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt
Egypt
negated the decision by Morsi to call the nation's parliament back into session. On 2 August 2012, Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil announced his 35-member cabinet comprising 28 newcomers including four from the influential Muslim Brotherhood , six others and the former military ruler Mohamed Hussein Tantawi as the Defence Minister from the previous Government.

On 22 November 2012, Morsi issued a declaration immunizing his decrees from challenge and seeking to protect the work of the constituent assembly drafting the new constitution. The declaration also requires a retrial of those accused in the Mubarak-era killings of protesters, who had been acquitted, and extends the mandate of the constituent assembly by two months. Additionally, the declaration authorizes Morsi to take any measures necessary to protect the revolution. Liberal and secular groups previously walked out of the constitutional constituent assembly because they believed that it would impose strict Islamic practices, while Muslim Brotherhood backers threw their support behind Morsi.

The move was criticized by Mohamed ElBaradei
Mohamed ElBaradei
, the leader of Egypt's Constitution Party, who stated "Morsi today usurped all state powers font-style: normal;"> (fr)

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