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  Egypt
Institutions
  President  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 0 18 +94.16%
  Prime Minister  Moustafa Madbouly 0 18 +100.00%
 Armed Forces   
 People's Assembly   
  Senate  Nation's Future 0 20 +27.33%
State
 Ad Daqahliyah   
 Al Bahr al Ahmar   
 Al Buhayrah   
 Al Fayyum   
 Al Gharbiyah   
 Al Iskandariyah   
 Al Isma'iliyah   
 Al Jizah   
 Al Minufiyah   
 Al Minya   
 Al Qahirah   
 Al Qalyubiyah   
 Al Wadi al Jadid   
 As Suways   
 Ash Sharqiyah   
 Aswan   
 Asyut   
 Bani Suwayf   
 Bur Sa'id   
 Dumyat   
 Janub Sina'   
 Kafr ash Shaykh   
 Matruh   
 Qina   
 Shamal Sina'   
 Suhaj   
Referenda
  Referenda  Yes 414 11 +54.55%


Neighbors
Israel  
Libya  
Palestinian National Authority, Israel  
Saudi Arabia  
Sudan  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Mediterranean Sea  
Red Sea  

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Parents  
Established February 28, 1922
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedGerald Farinas May 06, 2004 02:34pm
Description Arab Republic of Egypt
Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah

A former British colony until it gained its independence in 1922, Egypt is located in Northern Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya, Gaza Strip and the Red Sea north of Sudan. It includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula. An overwhelming majority of its citizens, about 99%, are ethnically Eastern Hamitic. Smaller communities of Greek, Nubian, Armenian and other European ethnicities exist in Egypt. The people are largely multi-lingual speaking Egyptian, English and French.

With its capital in Cairo, Egypt is comprised of 26 states or governorates. In Egypt they are called muhafazah: Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar, Al Buhayrah, Al Fayyum, Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah, Al Isma'iliyah, Al Jizah, Al Minufiyah, Al Minya, Al Qahirah, Al Qalyubiyah, Al Wadi al Jadid, Ash Sharqiyah, As Suways, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf, Bur Sa'id, Dumyat, Janub Sina', Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh, Qina, Shamal Sina', Suhaj.

As a republic, Egypt is led by the President who, nominated by the parliament and elected by popular referendum, is Head of State. Governance is by the Prime Minister and a cabinet appointed by the President. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the bicameral Parliament, consisting of the People's Assembly or Majlis al-Sha'b and the Advisory Council or Majlis al-Shura.

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MEDIA
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English Language Newspaper Al-Ahram Weekly 
English Language Newspaper Business Today Egypt 
English Language Newspaper Cairo Times 
English Language Newspaper Egypt Today 

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May 23, 2012 02:25am May 24, 2012 02:25am General Election Egypt Presidential Election  Picimpalious 

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NEWS
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Apr 11, 2016 11:00am News Egypt to give Saudi Arabia two Red Sea islands  Article IndyGeorgia 
Mar 16, 2015 05:00pm News Egypt unveils plan to build brand new capital in the desert  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 07, 2013 09:00pm News Egyptian Rage Is Now Focused On The US Ambassador In Cairo  Article Penguin 
Jul 05, 2013 06:00pm News Muslim Brotherhood site says Egypt’s new president is secretly Jewish  Article Penguin 
Jul 02, 2013 03:00pm News Egypt: Army to suspend constitution, legislature  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 01, 2013 03:00pm Speculative Is Egypt's military about to overthrow an elected president?  Article IndyGeorgia 

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