Prime Minister of Egypt

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Prime Minister of the
Arab Republic of Egypt
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Incumbent
Ibrahim Mahlab

since 1 March 2014
Style The Honourable
Term length Not term limited
Inaugural holder Nubar Pasha
Formation 28 August 1878
Website http://www.egyptiancabinet.gov.eg
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
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Political parties (former)

The Prime Minister of Egypt (Arabic: رئيس الوزراء المصري ,رئيس الحكومة‎) is the head of the Egyptian government.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

Powers[edit]

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 2014 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."[3]

Mahlab was reappointed as Prime Minister on 17 June 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Essam El-Din, Gamal (23 Jan 2012). "Egypt's post-Mubarak legislative life begins amid tension and divisions". ahramonline. 
  2. ^ "BBC News - Egypt: Mubarak's former ruling party dissolved by court". Bbc.co.uk. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  3. ^ Kingsley, Patrick. "Egypt names Ibrahim Mahlab as new prime minister". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "BREAKING: New government swears in". Cairo Post. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

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