Khaled Azhari

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Khaled Azhari
Minister of Manpower and Immigration
In office
2 August 2012 – 4 July 2013
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil
Succeeded by Kamal Abu Eita
Personal details
Born (1966-12-16) 16 December 1966 (age 49)
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Freedom and Justice Party

Khaled Mahmoud Azhari (born 16 December 1966) is an Egyptian politician and the former minister of manpower and immigration. He was one of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) members serving in the Qandil cabinet.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Azhari was born on 16 December 1966.[2] He received a bachelor of science degree from the Chemical Technical Institute in 1987.[2] Then he obtained a LL.B. in law in 2002 and a master's degree in sharia and law from the Higher Institute of Islamic Studies in 2004.[2]


Azhari worked as a director of quality control at the Amal Petroleum Company.[2] He is the vice president of the Egyptian Federation of Trade Unions,[3] and a member of the General Union of Egyptian Workers.[4] He was one of the victims of police brutality in 2010.[5]

Political career[edit]

Azhari was elected to the People’s Assembly for the FJP in 2011. In January 2012, he was named deputy chairman of the parliamentary manpower committee.[2][6] He was also among the Constituent Assembly's 85 members.[7] The Assembly was charged with the writing of Egypt's new constitution.[8]

He was appointed minister of manpower and immigration on 2 August 2012.[5] His appointment led to suspicions over the Brotherhood's potential to dominate labor affairs in Egypt.[9] He and other FJP members in the cabinet resigned from office on 4 July 2013 following the 2013 coup in Egypt.[10] His term officially ended on 16 July 2013 when the interim government led by Hazem Al Beblawi was formed.[11]


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  3. ^ "Egypt's cabinet" (PDF). American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Khaled Azhari: Syndicate Freedoms Law a General Union of Workers Top Priority". Ikhwan Web. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Ashour, Omar (7 August 2012). "Egypt's New Old Government". Brookings. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  6. ^ El Sayed, Nadine (1 September 2012). "Muslim Brothers in the Cabinet: The Strategic Five". Egypt Today. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Official: The 100 members of Egypt's revamped Constituent Assembly". Ahram Online. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Salah, Fady (4 December 2012). "The 85 people deciding the fate of Egypt". Daily News. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Bishara, Dina (6 September 2012). "Who speaks for Egypt's workers?". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Egypt Brotherhood ministers present official resignations". Ahram Online. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  11. ^ Hauslohner, Abigail (16 July 2013). "Interim Egyptian cabinet sworn in". The Washington Post. Cairo. Retrieved 16 July 2013.