Prime Minister of Egypt

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Prime Minister of the
Arab Republic of Egypt
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Moustafa Madbouly[1]

since 7 June 2018
Style The Honourable
Term length No term limit
Inaugural holder Nubar Pasha
Formation 28 August 1878
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The Prime Minister of Egypt (Arabic: رئيس الوزراء المصري ,رئيس الحكومة‎) is the head of the Egyptian government.


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.[2] 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.[3]


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.

Current Prime Minister[edit]

From 1 March to 17 June 2014, Ibrahim Mahlab served 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."[4]

A new cabinet was formed on 19 September 2015.[5]

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi accepted the resignation of the government and asked Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail to form a new cabinet.[6]

In June 2018, Ismail submitted his letter of resignation to Sisi.[7] Soon afterwards, Sisi appointed Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly as acting prime minister.[8]

Living former Prime Ministers[edit]

As of June 2018, there are seven living former Prime Ministers of Egypt, as seen below.

The most recent Prime Minister to die was Aly Lotfy Mahmoud (served 1985–1986), on 27 May 2018 aged 82.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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