Sedky was born in the Nile Delta
city of Tanta
. He was a lawyer and economist by training, receiving a doctorate in economics from the University of Paris
. Before becoming Prime Minister, he was the director of the Egyptian Central Auditing Organization
. In 2004, Sedky fractured his thigh. He died on 25 February 2005 at a Cairo hospital. Sedky and his German
-born wife, Ursula, had two children Ahmed and Sherif.
As prime minister, Sedky supervised and sometimes criticised reforms suggested by the International Monetary Fund
. In November 1993, he survived an assassination attempt in Cairo
by the militant Islamic group Vanguards of Conquest
, which resulted in the death of a schoolgirl called Shaimaa. On 2 January 1996, he along with his cabinet resigned; his post was filled two days later by Kamal Ganzouri
Sedky is the longest serving Egyptian prime minister since the Khedivate
Sedky died on 25 February 2005.
- ^ "January 1996". Rulers. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
- ^ "February 2005". Rulers. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
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