Ahmad Fathi Sorour

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Ahmad Fathi Sorour (born 9 July 1932) is an Egyptian former politician who was the speaker of the People's Assembly since 1990, until the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. According to Article 84 of the Egyptian Constitution, Sorour, as speaker of the People's Assembly, was first in the order of succession to become President of Egypt if the president dies, becomes incapacitated, or resigns. Upon the resignation of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, however, the military, headed by Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, assumed control of the state.

Dr. Sorour was first elected to the People's Assembly in April 1989 was elected Speaker in November 1990. He was President of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 1994–1997 and also served as President of the Union of African Parliaments in 1990–1991.

Academic and Political Career

Following his studies at Cairo University (Bachelor of Law and later Doctor of Law) and at University of Michigan, USA (Master of Comparative Law), Sorour started his professional life as Assistant Attorney General (1953–1959). He was a lawyer at the Court of Appeal (1976). He has been Professor of the Faculty of Law at Cairo University since 1959, and was Dean of the Faculty (1983–85). He was Vice President of the University (1985–1986) and President of the...
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