Hussein Serry Pasha

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Hussein Serri Basha
حسين سري باشا
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25th Prime Minister of Egypt
In office
November 15, 1940 – February 4, 1942
MonarchFuad I
Preceded byHassan Sabry Pasha
Succeeded byMustafa el-Nahhas Pasha
In office
July 25, 1949 – January 12, 1950
Preceded byIbrahim Abdel Hadi Pasha
Succeeded byMustafa el-Nahhas Pasha
In office
July 2, 1952 – July 22, 1952
Preceded byAhmad Naguib Hilali Pasha
Succeeded byAhmad Naguib Hilali Pasha
Personal details
Born1894 (1894)
Khedivate of Egypt
Died1960 (aged 65–66)

Hussein Serry Pasha (1894–1960) (Arabic: حسين سري باشا‎) was an Egyptian politician. He served as 25th Prime Minister of Egypt for three short periods, during which he also served as foreign minister.

Prime Minister[edit]

He first served as Prime Minister from 1940 until 1942, the height of the Axis and Allied confrontation in Egypt's Western Desert in the Second World War, which concluded with the Second Battle of El Alamein.

In February 1941, the Prime Minister of Australia, Robert Menzies, visited Cairo and met with Serry. Writing in 1967, he said "We found that political problems are the same the wide world over, and laughed about them." He then wrote that "The great pity was that so good a Prime Minister had to serve under so poor a King. Sirri Pasha was... a good administrator, and completely honest."[1]

Serry next served as Prime Minister from July 1949 until January 1950. His final term was for three weeks in July 1952, amidst a political crisis which culminated in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and the abdication of King Farouk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Menzies, Sir Robert (1967). Afternoon Light: Some Memories of Men and Events (Second ed.). London: Cassell. pp. 23–24.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hassan Sabry Pasha
Prime Minister of Egypt
1940–1942
Succeeded by
Mustafa el-Nahhas Pasha
Preceded by
Ibrahim Abdel Hadi Pasha
Prime Minister of Egypt
1949–1950
Succeeded by
Mustafa el-Nahhas Pasha
Preceded by
Ahmad Naguib Hilali Pasha
Prime Minister of Egypt
1952
Succeeded by
Ahmad Naguib Hilali Pasha