|Chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt|
25 July 2009 – 30 June 2012
|Appointed by||Hosni Mubarak|
|Preceded by||Mamdouh Marei|
|Succeeded by||Maher El-Beheiry|
Farouk Ahmed Sultan (Arabic: فاروق سلطان; born 1941) was the Chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, the highest judicial court in Egypt. He was appointed in 2009 by President Hosni Mubarak, and succeeded by Maher El-Beheiry in 2012.
Sultan's appointment was questioned by outside observers, who argued that he lacked experience in constitutional law, and that much of his experience was in military courts and state security courts. It was argued that his appointment was meant to place an ally of Mubarak at the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court in advance of the 2011 presidential election.
In the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian protests, it was announced that Sultan would be a part of the interim government, along with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. His role in the government was not immediately clear.
As president of the electoral commission, Farouk Sultan announced the results of the presidential election on 24 June 2012. Maher El-Beheiry has succeeded him as Chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court on 1 July 2012.
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- Egypt Election Results: Twitter Goes Nuts Over Farouk Sultan, Huffington Post, 24 June 2012
- "El-Beheiry to replace Farouk Sultan at helm of Egypt constitutional court". Ahram Online. 30 May 2012.
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