President of Egypt
|President of the
Arab Republic of Egypt
|Residence||Heliopolis Palace, Cairo, Egypt|
|Term length||Four years
|Inaugural holder||Muhammad Naguib
18 June 1953
|Salary||E£900,000 (approx. US$47,000) annually|
The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt (Arabic: رئيس جمهورية مصر العربية) is the head of state of Egypt. Under the president is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and head of the executive branch of the Egyptian government. The current president is Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, in office since 8 June 2014.
2005/2007 constitutional amendments[change | change source]
In 2005 and 2007, constitutional amendments were made. Principles in the amended constitution include:
- The election of the president of the republic by direct secret ballot from among all citizens who have the right to vote.
- Ensuring that multiple candidates be put forward for the people to choose from.
- Ensuring the credibility of the nomination process.
- Providing the opportunity for political parties to put forward one of their leaders to contest the first presidential elections to be held in light of the amendment.
- The establishment of a presidential election commission that would enjoy complete independence to supervise the election process.
- Carrying out the election in a single day.
- Ensuring judicial supervision over the voting process.
Candidacy[change | change source]
Candidates must have the recommendation of 20 members of the House of Representatives or the endorsement of 25,000 people across 15 governorates, with at least 1,000 signatures from each.
Term[change | change source]
The president of the republic may be re-elected once. The constitution specifies the number of terms a president shall remain in office to be limited to two terms.
Living former Presidents[change | change source]
There are two living former Egyptian Presidents:
References[change | change source]
- Wahab, Abdel (2013-12-01). "President to receive legal maximum wage". The Cairo Post. Retrieved 2014-01-19.