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Former Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ahmed Fathi Sorour dies at 91

Former Egyptian People’s Assembly Speaker Ahmed Fathi Sorour died on Friday evening at the age of 91, his son Tariq Fathi Sorour announced on his Facebook page.

Sorour served as the former Speaker of the Egyptian People’s Assembly since 1991, working for 21 consecutive years until 2011.

He was born on July 9, 1932 in Qena Governorate, Egypt. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and son, Tariq.

Jobs held by Sorour:

  • Speaker of the People’s Assembly (1990-2011)
  • President of the Egyptian Society for Economics, Statistics and Legislation in 2005
  • President of the Egyptian Society for Criminal Law in 1989
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority of the Library of Alexandria (1988-1990)
  • President of the Supreme Council of Universities (1986 to 1990)
  • Deputy Director of Cairo University (1985-1986)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Law, Cairo University (1983 – 1985)
  • Head of the Criminal Law Department – Faculty of Law – Cairo University (1978 – 1983)
  • Deputy Attorney General from (1953 to 1959)

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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