Political Parties and Movements

After the removal of restrictive measures against political parties, the period following Egypt’s January 2011 revolution witnessed the creation of more than 80 parties across the political spectrum, as well as the outlawing of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party (NDP). In 2012, Egypt’s first democratic parliamentary elections resulted in a major victory for Islamists, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP). In June 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court—composed primarily of Mubarak-era judges—dissolved the People’s Assembly just two days prior to presidential elections. Egypt has been without a parliament ever since, and all legislative power continues to rest with the president until a parliament reconvenes. Since the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi, most postrevolution parties have either been outlawed, such as the FJP, or have significantly scaled back their operations. Parliamentary elections have been repeatedly postponed, most recently in March 2015.

For analysis of the postponed 2015 parliamentary elections, click here.

For analysis of the 2012 parliamentary elections, click here.

For analysis of the 2010 parliamentary elections, click here

Political Figures

The President

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi 

  • Speech commemorating the third anniversary of June 30 (Arabic video and text), June 30, 2016
  • Interview with Usama Kemal (Arabic video) June 3, 2016
  • Speech inaugurating affordable housing unit (Arabic summary, Arabic video) May 30, 2016
  • Speech commemorating Labor Day (English, Arabic) April 28, 2016
  • Speech commemorating the 34th anniversary of the liberation of the Sinai peninsula (English, Arabic, Arabic video) April 24, 2016
  • Speech in celebration of Judges' Day (English, Arabic) April 23, 2016
  • Speech at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Summit (English, Arabic) April 14, 2016
  • Joint press conference with the Saudi King (English, Arabic) April 8, 2016
  • Appearance on Amr Adeeb's talk show (Arabic) March 7, 2016
  • Speech at the Egyptian-Japanese Business Council (English, Arabic) March 2, 2016
  • Article written in the Japanese Nikkei newspaper (English, Arabic) March 1, 2016
  • Joint press conference with the Kazakh president (English, Arabic) February 27, 2016
  • Speech inaugurating the government development program "Egypt Vision 2030" (English Summary, Arabic) February 24, 2016
  • Speech at the inaugural session of the Africa 2016 Business and Investment Summit (English, Arabic) February 20, 2016
  • Joint press conference with Gabonese President (English, Arabic) February 18, 2016
  • Speech at the House of Representatives (English, Arabic) February 13, 2016
  • Speech inaugurating a series of development projects (English Summary, Arabic) February 6, 2016
  • Surprise Appearance on Amr Adeeb and Rania Badawy's talk show (Arabic) February 1, 2016
  • Speech on the 5th Anniversary of the January 25 Revolution (EnglishArabic) January 25, 2016
  • Speech in Celebration of Police Day (English, Arabic) January 24, 2016
  • Speech at a joint press conference with the Chinese president (Arabic) January 21, 2016
  • Speech to announce cooperation between the Egypt Sinai Industrial Development and Investment Company and the Armed Forces (English Summary, Arabic Summary) December 27, 2015
  • Speech in Honor of the Birth of the Prophet Mohamed (English Summary, Arabic Video, Arabic Summary) December 22, 2015
  • Speech at the Opening of the the Cairo International Telecom, Information Technology and Media Trade Fair and Forum (Arabic, Arabic Video), December 13, 2015
  • Speech at the Opening of the Arab Thought Foundation Conference (Arabic), December 6, 2015
  • Speech at the Police Academy Graduation Ceremony (English SummaryArabic Video and Summary), December 3, 2015
  • Speech in Honor of the 42nd Anniversary of the October War (English SummaryArabic Summary), October 5, 2015
  • Address to the UN General Assembly (English, Arabic), September 28, 2015
  • Interview with PBS's Margaret Warner (English) September 28, 2015
  • Speech in Honor of Laylat al-Qadr (English Summary, Arabic), July 14, 2015
  • Speech to Armed Forces in North Sinai (English SummaryArabic Video), July 4, 2015
  • Speech at Funeral of Assassinated Prosecutor-General Hisham Barakat (English SummaryArabic Video), June 30, 2015
  • Joint Press Conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Arabic video), June 3, 2015
  • Speech at World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2015 (English, Arabic), May 22, 2015  
  • Monthly Televised Address (English SummaryArabic video), May 13, 2015
  • Interview with El Mundo (English Summary, Arabic Summary, Spanish), April 29, 2015
  • Joint Press Conference with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (Arabic video), April 24, 2015
  • Speech on Sinai Liberation Day (English Summary, Arabic), April 23, 2015
  • Speech at the Military Academy (Arabic, Arabic video), April 17, 2015 
  • Interview with Holy Quran Radio Station (English summary, Arabic summary), March 23, 2015
  • Interview with Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal (English), March 20, 2015
  • Speech at the Egypt Economic Development Conference (English summary, Arabic, Arabic video), March 13, 2015 
  • Interview with the Washington Post (English), March 12, 2015
  • Interview with Fox News (English), March 9, 2015
  • Interview with Al Arabiya (English summary, Arabic), February 28, 2015
  • Interview with the editor in chief of Asharq al-Awsat (English), February 28, 2015
  • Speech to the Egyptian people (English summary, Arabic), February 22, 2015
  • Speech following the killing of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya (English summaryArabic), February 15, 2015
  • Interview with the Sputnik news agency (English summary), February 10, 2015 
  • Interview with Der Speigel (English), February 9, 2015
  • Speech on the killing of activist Shaimaa el-Sabbagh (Arabic), February 2, 2015
  • Speech following the attacks in Sinai (English summary, Arabic), January 31, 2015
  • Speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Summary, Arabic), January 22, 2015
  • Interview with CNBC in Davos (English), January 22, 2015
  • Speech on Police Day (Arabic textArabic video), January 20, 2015
  • Speech on the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (Arabic), January 1, 2015
  • Joint interview with al-Ahram, al-Akhbar, and al-Gomhuria (Arabic), December 29, 2014
  • Interview with Charlie Rose (English), September 24, 2014
  • Address to the UN General Assembly (English, Arabic), September 24, 2014
  • Address to the UN Climate Summit (Arabic), September 23, 2014
  • Campaign platform (English summary) June 30, 2014 
  • Statement after winning the presidential election (Arabic), June 3, 2014
  • Interview with al-Ahram (Arabic), May 16, 2014
  • Interview with Sky News (Arabic), May 11, 2014
  • First election interview (English summary), May 8, 2014
  • Plans to address the economic crisis (Arabic), April 2, 2014
  • Announcement of his presidential candidacy (Arabic), March 26, 2014
  • Interview with al-Ahram (Summary: Part 1 and Part 2), September 10, 2013
  • Speech requesting a mandate to fight terrorism (English summary), July 24, 2013

The Cabinet


Ibrahim Mahlab (Prime Minister)

Sedki Sobhi (Defense Minister)

Sameh Shoukry (Foreign Minister)

Magdy Abdel Ghaffar (Interior Minister)

Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa (Minister of Religious Endowments)

Khaled Fawzy (Director of General Intelligence)

Mahmoud Hegazy (Armed Forces Chief of Staff)

Mohamed el-Assar (Assistant Defense Minister)


Former Presidents (since 2011)

Adly Mansour (Former Interim President)

Mohamed Morsi (Former President)


Prominent Political Figures

Amr Moussa (Former Head of Committee of 50)

Mohamed ElBaradei (Co-Founder of al-Dostour Party)

Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh (Leader of Strong Egypt Party)

Hamdeen Sabahy (Former Presidential Candidate and Opposition Politician)

Naguib Sawiris (Egyptian Businessman and Co-Founder of Free Egyptians Party)

Fayza Abul-Naga (National Security Adviser, Former Minister of Planning and International Cooperation)

Mohamed Ibrahim (Adviser to the Prime Minister, Former Interior Minister)


Youth Leaders (since 2011)

Ahmed Maher (Co-Founder of April 6 Youth Movement)

Ahmed Douma (Co-Founder of April 6 Youth Movement)

Alaa Abdel Fattah (Youth Leader)

Mahmoud Badr (Co-Founder of Tamarod)


Islamist Leaders

Mohammed Badie (Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood)

Khairat El-Shater (Deputy Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood)

Yasser Borhami (Deputy Head of the Salafi Call)