The Info List - Prime Minister Of Egypt

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The PRIME MINISTER OF EGYPT (Arabic : رئيس الوزراء المصري ,رئيس الحكومة‎‎) is the head of the Egyptian government.


* 1 History * 2 Powers * 3 Current Prime Minister * 4 Living former Prime Ministers * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links


In the late 1970s, Egypt
had several cohabitation governments which proved to be unstable, due to the struggle arising between the president and the prime minister. From 1981 until 2011, the National Democratic Party had maintained a majority in the People’s Assembly and supplied the Egyptian president. The National Democratic Party was dissolved by the supreme administrative court on 16 April 2011, following the Egyptian uprising which eventually caused the resignation of Hosni Mubarak.


The prime minister heads the cabinet , which in turn plays a leading role in shaping the agenda of the houses of Parliament. It may propose laws to Parliament as well as amendments during parliamentary meetings.

When parties from opposite ends of the political spectrum control Parliament and the presidency, the power-sharing arrangement is known as cohabitation. Several cohabitation governments took control in the 1970s yet proved to be very unstable.


From 1 March to 17 June 2014, Ibrahim Mahlabserved as the Acting Prime Minister of Egypt. At the time of his appointment by Adly Mansour, he said, "security and stability in the entire country and crushing terrorism will pave the way for investment."

A new cabinet was formed on 19 September 2015.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi accepted the resignation of the government and asked Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail
Sherif Ismail
to form a new cabinet.


As of July 2017, there are eight living former Prime Ministers of Egypt, as seen below.

* Living former Prime Ministers of Egypt


Hosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak
served 1981–1982 born 1928 (age 89) *

Ali M. Lutfi served 1985–1986 born 1935 (age 81) *

Kamal Ganzouri
Kamal Ganzouri
served 1996–1999 and 2011–2012 born 1933 (age 84) *

Ahmed Nazif
Ahmed Nazif
served 2004–2011 born 1952 (age 64) *

Ahmed Shafik served 2011 born 1941 (age 75) *

Essam Sharaf served 2011 born 1952 (age 65–66) *

Hesham Qandil serv