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Yehia El Gamal

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Prime Minister  Essam Sharaf
Role  Lawyer
Prime Minister  Ahmed Shafik
Residence  Giza, Egypt

Nationality  Egyptian
Name  Yehia El-Gamal
Succeeded by  Ali El Selmi
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Prime Minister  Abd El Aziz Muhammad Hegazi
Born  15 August 1930 (age 85) Egypt (1930-08-15)

Political party  Democratic Front Party

Rotary Club of Cairo Royal with Dr. Yehia El Gamal on Sabah El Kheir Ya Masr 25-3-2011.wmv

Yehia Abdel Aziz Abdel Fatah El-Gamal (Arabic: يحيى عبد العزيز عبد الفتاح الجمل‎‎, [ˈjeħjæ ʕæbdelʕæˈziːz ʕæbdelfætˈtæːħ]; 15 August 1930 – 21 November 2016) was an Egyptian lawyer and politician (DFP). From January to July 2011, he was the deputy prime minister of Egypt.


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Early life

El Gamal was born on 15 August 1930. He is a classmate of Ahmad Zaki Yamani.

Political career

El Gamal was a minister of state and administrative reform from 1974 to 1975 under the premiership of Abd El Aziz Muhammad Hegazi and the presidency of Anwar Sadat. Since 1975 he has been a professor for constitutional law at the Cairo University. He served as a cultural attaché in Paris during Farouk Hosni’s term as minister of culture at the beginning of the 2000s. He was also a member of the People’s Assembly.

In 2007, he co-founded the liberal Democratic Front Party. On 29 January 2011, interim Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik made him his deputy. El-Gamal kept his office when Essam Sharaf succeeded Shafik as prime minister on 3 March, and he was sworn in on 7 March. In late June he handed in his resignation, but head of state Mohamed Hussein Tantawi asked him to carry on with his duties. After massive new protests on Tahrir Square in Cairo, El-Gamal resigned on 12 July 2011.

He is an adherent of the National Association for Change which endorsed the candidacy of Mohamed ElBaradei for the 2011 presidential election. In addition, he chaired the National Consensus, a conference that monitored the interim period. Yehia El-Gamal accused Israel of being responsible for the difficulties and conflicts Egypt was facing.

Law and academic career

El Gamal served as visiting professor at different universities, including Kuwait University, Khartoum University, Baghdad University, Rabat University and Georgetown University. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Arab Organization for Human Rights and of the International Court of Arbitration, among the others. In addition, he is a counsel for the Kuwaiti law firm AlBisher Legal.

El Gamal was also practicing attorney of law and head of the El Gamal Law Firm. He died on 21 November 2016.


El Gamal published several books concerning constitutional and administrative law, contemporary political systems and local government. In addition, he published his memoirs in a book entitled, Kesat Haya Adeyya (An Ordinary Life Story in English). It was first published in 2002 by the El Helal publications. His book was republished in 2011 by the Dar El Shorouk publications.


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