List of presidents of Egypt

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This article lists the presidents of Egypt since the establishment of that office in 1953. The president is the head of state of Egypt and the Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces. The current president is Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who became president in 2014 after a coup d'etat by the military to take Mohammed Morsi out of the president's palace.


The first president of Egypt was Mohamed Naguib, one of the leaders of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, who took office on 18 June 1953, the day on which Egypt was declared a republic. Since then the office has been held by five further people: Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat, Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Morsi and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. In addition, Sufi Abu Taleb acted as president between Sadat's assassination and the election of his successor, and Adly Mansour acted as president after Morsi's overthrow in the 2013 coup d'état.

Following Hosni Mubarak's resignation on 11 February 2011 in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, the office was vacant, with the functions of head of state and head of government being discharged by the chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.

Mohamed Morsi took office on 30 June 2012, after being elected by the presidential election held on 23–24 May and 16–17 June 2012. He was deposed by the Egyptian Armed Forces in a coup d'état on 3 July 2013, following massive protests calling for his resignation. He was succeeded by Adly Mansour, the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, as Acting President. Mansour was sworn into office in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court on 4 July 2013.[1]

Current President el-Sisi took office on 8 June 2014, after being elected by the presidential election held on 26–28 May 2014.


Government President Lifespan Elected Took office Left office Time in office Political party
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Republic of Egypt
(18 June 1953

22 February 1958)
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1 Mohamed Naguib
محمد نجيب
Muhammad Naguib.jpg 1901–1984 18 June 1953 14 November 1954
1 year, 149 days   Military / Liberation Rally
Revolutionary Command Council
Chairman: Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser
Nasser portrait2.jpg 14 November 1954 23 June 1956 1 year, 222 days   Military
2 Gamal Abdel Nasser
جمال عبد الناصر
Nasser portrait2.jpg 1918–1970 1956
23 June 1956 28 September 1970
14 years, 97 days   National Union
(until 1962)
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United Arab Republic
(22 February 1958

2 September 1971)
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  Arab Socialist Union
3 Anwar Sadat
أنور السادات
Anwar Sadat cropped.jpg 1918–1981 1970
28 September 1970 (Acting)
15 October 1970
6 October 1981
11 years, 8 days   Arab Socialist Union
(until 1978)
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Arab Republic of Egypt

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  National Democratic Party
Sufi Abu Taleb
صوفى أبو طالب
Sufi Abu Taleb.gif 1925–2008 Acting President 6 October 1981 14 October 1981 8 days   National Democratic Party
4 Hosni Mubarak
حسنى مبارك
Hosni Mubarak ritratto.jpg 1928–present 1981
14 October 1981 11 February 2011
29 years, 120 days   National Democratic Party
Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
Chairman: Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi 2002.jpg 11 February 2011 30 June 2012 1 year, 140 days   Military
5 Mohamed Morsi
محمد مرسي
Mohamed Morsi-05-2013.jpg 1951–2019 2012 30 June 2012 3 July 2013
1 year, 3 days   Freedom and Justice Party
Adly Mansour
عدلي منصور
Adly Mansour.JPG 1945–present Interim President 4 July 2013 8 June 2014 339 days   Independent
6 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
عبد الفتاح السيسى
AFSisi.jpg 1954–present 2014
8 June 2014 Incumbent[note 1] 5 years, 123 days   Military


Abdel Fattah el-SisiAdly MansourMohamed MorsiMohamed Hussein TantawiHosni MubarakSufi Abu TalebAnwar SadatGamal Abdel NasserMohamed Naguib

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's mandate expires 8 June 2022.



  1. ^ "Adly Mansour Sworn In As Egypt's Interim President". Associated Press. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.


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  • Hafez, Salah: Democracy Shock (2001)