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Sufi Abu Taleb

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Sufi Abu Taleb
President of Egypt
In office
6 October 1981 – 14 October 1981
Preceded byAnwar Sadat (as President)
Succeeded byHosni Mubarak (as President)
Speaker of the People's Assembly of Egypt
In office
4 November 1978 – 4 November 1983
Preceded bySayed Marey
Succeeded byMohamed Kamel Leilah
Personal details
Born(1925-01-27)27 January 1925
Tamiya, Faiyum Governorate, Kingdom of Egypt
Died21 February 2008(2008-02-21) (aged 83)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Spouse(s)Wafeya el Otefi
Childrentwo sons, two daughters

Sufi Abu Taleb (Arabic: صوفى أبو طالب Ṣūfī Abū Ṭālib; January 27, 1925 – February 21, 2008) was an Egyptian politician. He was Speaker of the People's Assembly from 1978 to 1983 and, following the assassination of Anwar El Sadat on 6 October 1981, he became acting head of state for eight days, until Hosni Mubarak took power.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former acting president of Egypt dies in Malaysia". Reuters Africa. 2008-02-21. Archived from the original on 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2008-02-22.