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List of famous politicians from Egypt, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Egyptian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Egyptian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Egypt and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Egypt, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples of politicians on this list include Amr Khaled and Kamal Hassan Ali.

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Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Died at 78 (1930-2008) Mohamed Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala was Defense Minister of Egypt from 1981 to 1989, when former Egyptian president Mubarak removed him from office due to claims that he was involved in a ...more

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Abdel Latif Boghdadi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Abdel Latif Boghdadi Died at 82 (1917-1999) Abdel Latif Boghdadi or Abd el-Latif el-Baghdadi was an Egyptian politician, senior air force officer, and judge. An original member of the Free Officers Movement which overthrew the monarchy in ...more

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Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 67 Dr. Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh Abdel Hady is an Egyptian physician, former student activist and Islamist politician. In 2011–2012, he ran for President of Egypt as an independent. His ideology is ...more

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Abdelgelil Mostafa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Abdelgelil Mostafa age 84 Dr. Abdelgelil Mostafa is an Egyptian cardiologist and a political activist. Abdelgelil Mostafa studied medicine at the Cairo University, and received his doctoral degree in 1966. Before the ...more

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Adly Mansour is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Adly Mansour age 73 Adly Mansour is an Egyptian Judge who is currently the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court and the acting President of Egypt.

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Ahmad Fuad Mohieddin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Ahmad Fuad Mohieddin Died at 58 (1926-1984) Ahmad Fuad Mohieddin was the Prime Minister of Egypt from 2 January 1982 to 5 June 1984. He was a member of the National Democratic Party.

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Ahmad Mahir Pasha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Died at 57 (1888-1945) Ahmed Mahir Pasha was the Prime Minister of Egypt from 10 October 1944 to 24 February 1945. He was a member of the Saadist Institutional Party and was appointed Prime Minister following the ...more

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Ahmed Badawi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Ahmed Badawi age 91 Ahmed Bdawi Sayyid Ahmed was an Egyptian Field Marshal and The Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

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Ahmed Hassan Said is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Ahmed Hassan Said age 54 Ahmed Hassan Said is a prominent Egyptian businessman in the IT sector and has become a leading political figure as a result of the Arab Spring uprising and the ouster of former President Hosni ...more

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Ahmed Shafik is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 77 Ahmed Mohamed Shafik Zaki is an Egyptian politician and a former candidate for the presidency of Egypt. He was a senior commander in the Egyptian Air Force and later served as Prime Minister of ...more

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Amr Khaled is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 51 Amr Mohamed Helmi Khaled is an Egyptian Muslim activist and television preacher. The New York Times Magazine, in reference to Khaled's popularity in Arab countries, described him in its April ...more

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Amr Moussa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 82 Amr Moussa is an Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the Secretary-General of the Arab League, a 22-member forum representing Arab states, from 1 June 2001 to 1 June 2011. Previously he ...more

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Anwar Sadat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Died at 63 (1918-1981) Muhammad Anwar El Sadat was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. Sadat was a senior member of the ...more

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Ayman Nour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Ayman Nour age 54 Ayman Abd El Aziz Nour is an Egyptian politician, a former member of the Egyptian Parliament, founder and chairman of the El Ghad party. He left Egypt following the 2013 Egyptian coup ...more

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Emad Abdel Ghaffour is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Emad Abdel Ghaffour Emad Eddine Abdel-Ghaffour is a founder of the newly formed Salafist Islamist Homeland Party in Egypt, the former leader of the Al Nour Party and a surgeon. He was released from detention 2 ...more

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Essam el-Erian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Essam el-Erian age 61 Dr. Essam Mohamed Hussein el-Erian {Arabic: عصام محمد حسين العريان is an Egyptian physician and politician. He is the vice chairman of the Freedom And Justice party. Formerly he was a member of ...more

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Essam Sharaf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 66 Essam Abdel-Aziz Sharaf (Arabic: عصام عبد العزيز شرف‎; born 1952) is an Egyptian political figure who has been Prime Minister of Egypt since March 2011; previously he was Minister of ...more

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Gamal Abdel Nasser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Died at 52 (1918-1970) Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was the second President of Egypt, serving from 1956 until his death. He planned the 1952 overthrow of the monarchy, and was deputy prime minister in the new ...more

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Gamal Salem is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Gamal Salem age 100 Gamal Salem was a prominent member of the Free Officers who led the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 that toppled the monarchy of Egypt and Sudan. Prior to the Revolution, he served as an officer in ...more

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Hassan al-Banna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Died at 43 (1906-1949) Sheikh Hassan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Muhammed al-Banna known as Hassan al-Banna was a school teacher and imam, best known for founding the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the largest and most influential ...more

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Hassan Sabry Pasha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Hassan Sabry Pasha Died at 61 (1879-1940) Hassan Sabry Pasha was an Egyptian politician who briefly served as prime minister of Egypt in 1940.

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Hazem Salah Abu Ismail is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 57 Hazem Salah Abu Ismail is an Egyptian lawyer and Salafi Islamist politician. He has been described by The Economist as a "populist Salafist." In the aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup ...more

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Hesham Qandil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 56 Hesham Mohamed Qandil is an Egyptian engineer and civil servant who was Prime Minister of Egypt from 2012 to 2013. Qandil was appointed as Prime Minister by President Mohammed Morsi on 24 July ...more

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Hosni Mubarak is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 90 Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak is a former Egyptian military and political leader who served as the fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011. Before he entered politics, Mubarak was a career ...more

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Hossam Badrawi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Hossam Badrawi age 62 Hossam Badrawi is an Egyptian physician and politician, who strives to promote innovation and creativity among the engagement of both the teachers and the students. Badrawi owns the well-known ...more

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Hussein Al Shafei is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Died at 87 (1918-2005) Hussein Mahmoud Hassan el-Shafei, also known as Hussein el-Shafei, was a member of Egypt's 1952 revolutionary leadership council and served as vice-president under two Egyptian presidents, Gamal ...more

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Hussein Refki Pasha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Hussein Refki Pasha Died at 74 (1876-1950) Hussein Refki Pasha Ahmed Hafez Mohammed Hafez was an Egyptian military general and political figure. He served as Egypt's 25th Minister of War and Marine.

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Ibrahim Abboud is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Ibrahim Abboud Died at 83 (1900-1983) El Ferik Ibrahim Abboud was a Sudanese president, general, and political figure. A career soldier, Abboud served in World War II in Egypt and Iraq. In 1949, Abboud became the deputy Commander in ...more

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Kamal Ganzouri is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Kamal Ganzouri age 85 Kamal Ganzouri is an Egyptian economist who served as Prime Minister of Egypt from 7 December 2011 to 2 August 2012. He previously served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999. He came to power in ...more

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Kamal Hassan Ali is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Kamal Hassan Ali Died at 72 (1921-1993) General Kamal Hassan Ali was an Egyptian politician and military hero.

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Khaled Mohieddin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Khaled Mohieddin age 96 Khaled Mohieddine was an Egyptian politician and a major in the Egyptian Army. He participated in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, as a member of the Free Officers Movement, which overthrew the ...more

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Mamdouh Salem is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Mamdouh Salem Died at 70 (1918-1988) Mamdouh Muhammad Salem was the Prime Minister of Egypt from April 16, 1975 to October 2, 1978.

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Mohamed Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Mohamed Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy Died at 82 (1921-2003) Mohamed Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy was an Egyptian Field Marshal and The Commander in Chief of The Armed Forces.

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Mohamed Abou El-Ghar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Mohamed Abou El-Ghar age 78 Dr. Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, also spelled Abul-Ghar, or Aboulghar is an Egyptian professor of gynecology at the Cairo University and a political activist. Abou El-Ghar studied medicine at the Cairo ...more

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Mohamed ElBaradei is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 76 Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei is an Egyptian law scholar and diplomat who was the last Vice President of Egypt serving on an acting basis from 14 July 2013 until his resignation on 14 August 2013. ...more

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Mohamed Hussein Tantawi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Mohamed Hussein Tantawi age 83 Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Soliman is an Egyptian field marshal and former statesman. He was the commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and, as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed ...more

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Mohamed Kamel Amr is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Mohamed Kamel Amr age 76 Mohamed Kamel Amr is an Egyptian diplomat who served as Egypt's minister of foreign affairs from 2011 to 2013. He resigned from office on 2 July 2013.

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Mohamed Morsi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 67 Mohamed Morsi is a politician who served as the fifth president of Egypt, from 30 June 2012 to 3 July 2013, when he was removed by Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after June 2013 Egyptian ...more

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Mohammed Badie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Mohammed Badie age 75 Mohammed Badie is the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood. He has headed the Egyptian branch of the international Muslim Brotherhood organization since 2010. Before becoming general guide, ...more

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Mohamed Fawzi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Mohamed Fawzi Died at 85 (1915-2000) Mohamed Fawzi was an Egyptian general and politician who served as minister of defense.

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Mokhtar Khattab is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Mokhtar Khattab Mokhtar Khattab is the former Egyptian minister of public enterprise. He was appointed to the board of Telecom Egypt in 2004.

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Muhammad Naguib is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Died at 83 (1901-1984) Muhammad Naguib was the first President of Egypt, serving from the declaration of the Republic on 18 June 1953 to 14 November 1954. Along with Gamal Abdel Nasser, he was the primary leader of ...more

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Naguib Sawiris is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 64 Naguib Onsi Sawiris is an Egyptian businessman with an interest in public issues.

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Omar Suleiman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Died at 76 (1936-2012) Omar Mahmoud Suleiman was an Egyptian army general, politician, diplomat, and intelligence officer. A leading figure in Egypt's intelligence system beginning in 1986, Suleiman was appointed to ...more

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Rawya Ateya is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Died at 71 (1926-1997) Rawya Ateya was an Egyptian woman who became the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world in 1957.

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Salah Salem is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Salah Salem Died at 42 (1920-1962) Salah Salem was an Egyptian military officer, and politician, and a member of the Free Officers Movement that orchestrated the Egyptian Revolution of 1952.

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Tiberius Julius Alexander is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Tiberius Julius Alexander Died at 60 (10-70) Tiberius Julius Alexander was an equestrian governor and general in the Roman Empire. Born into a wealthy Jewish family of Alexandria but abandoning or neglecting the Jewish religion, he rose to ...more

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Zahi Hawass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
age 71 Zahi Hawass is an Egyptian archaeologist, an Egyptologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. He has also worked at archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, ...more

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Zakaria Mohieddin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Egypt
Zakaria Mohieddin Died at 94 (1918-2012) Zakaria Mohieddin was an Egyptian military officer, politician, Prime Minister of Egypt and head of the first Intelligence body in Egypt, the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate.