First Lady of Egypt

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First Lady of Egypt
سيدة مصر الأولى
Entissar Amer

since 8 June 2014
Inaugural holderAisha Labib
Formation18 June 1953

First Lady of Egypt (Arabic: سيدة مصر الأولى) is the unofficial title of the wife of the president of Egypt.[1]

History[change | change source]

Naglaa Mahmoud, wife of former president Mohamed Morsi (2012-2013), did not want to have the title of First Lady. She wanted to be called the "First Servant," the "president's wife," or "Um Ahmed,".[2][3][4][5]

First ladies of Egypt (1953–present)[change | change source]

Name Term Begins Term Ends President of Egypt
Aisha Labib 18 June 1953 14 November 1954 Mohamed Naguib
Tahia Kazem 23 June 1956 28 September 1970 Gamal Abdel Nasser
Jehan Sadat 28 September 1970 6 October 1981 Anwar Sadat
Suzanne Mubarak 14 October 1981 11 February 2011 Hosni Mubarak
Naglaa Mahmoud 30 June 2012 3 July 2013 Mohamed Morsi
Entissar Amer 8 June 2014 Incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

References[change | change source]

  1. Rafaat, Samir (2007-03-08). "The changing role of the first ladies". Al-Ahram. Archived from the original on 2018-07-14. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  2. Kirkpatrick, David D. (2011-06-27). "Egypt's Everywoman Finds Her Place Is in the Presidential Palace". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  3. Brulliard, Karin (2011-06-28). "Egyptian first lady-to-be, Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, blends in but sparks debate". Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  4. Batrawy, Aya (2011-06-28). "Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, Egypt President's Wife: Don't Call Me First Lady". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  5. Batrawy, Aya (2011-06-28). "Morsi's wife prefers 'first servant' to first lady". The Globe and Mail. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-31.