George Isaac (politician)
|Native name||جورج إسحاق (George Ishak)|
Port Said, Egypt
|Education||Bachelor's Degree in History|
|Alma mater||Cairo University|
|Home town||Port Said|
|Political party||National Bloc
|Religion||Christian (Coptic Catholic Church)|
Following the 2011 Egyptian Revolution that toppled Mubarak, Issac became a member of the Constitution Party and a critic of President Mohamed Morsi, elected in 2012. He is a member of the Coptic Catholic Church.
Born and raised in Port Said, Isaac graduated from Cairo University with a BA in history and began his career as a teacher and later as a consultant. Politically active at a young age, he was a member of Egypt's Constitution Party.
Isaac was a founding member, leader, and coordinator of the Kefaya opposition group, the unofficial moniker of the National Association for Change, a grassroots coalition which prior to the 2011 revolution drew its support from across Egypt’s political spectrum. It was a platform for protest against Hosni Mubarak’s presidency; political corruption and stagnation; "the blurring of the lines between power and wealth; and human rights.
During the 2012 Egyptian protests, Isaac urged President Mohamed Morsi to withdraw his constitutional declaration. On 8 December, after Morsi sought to address some of the protesters' demands, Isaac said that Morsi’s new declaration "does not answer people’s demands", and the work would continue.
- "من قيادات "الدستور" المستقيلين يشكلون "الكتلة الوطنية" لخوض الانتخابات". Al Masry Al Youm. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
- "Egypt's Constitution Party hit by fresh mass resignation". Ahram Online. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "Egypt’s liberal Ghad party accepts Mursi’s call for dialogue, opposition boycotts". alarabiya.net. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
- George Isaac (24 December 2011). "Egypt’s Christians – building a new order of equality". Gulf News. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
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- "Enough of Enough". Globalpolitician.com. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
- "Egypt's 'Committee of the Wise' wants to be in transition talks". CNN. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
- "George Issac demands MB and Salafists reveal their source of funding". ahram.org.eg. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
- "New Egyptian prime minister receives warm reception in Tahrir Square". Al-Shorfa. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
- Egypt on the Brink by Tarek Osman, Yale University Press, 2010, p.136-7
- "Run-off victories give liberals hope in elections, say experts". Egypt Independent. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
- "Egypt’s Mursi annuls controversial decree, opposition says not enough". alarabiya.net. Retrieved 8 February 2016.