Hanafy El Gebaly
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Hanafy Ali El-Gebali is a member of the Egyptian parliament of the House of Representatives since October 2020. He was elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives in January 2021.
Hanafy Ali El-Gebali
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
12 January 2021
DeputyMohamed M. Abou El Enein, Ahmed Saad Eddine
Preceded byAli Abdel Aal
Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court
In office
March 2018 – June 2019
Preceded byAbdel-Wahab Abdel-Razeq
Succeeded bySaeed Marie
Personal details
Born14 July 1949 (age 72)
Cairo, Egypt
Political partyIndependent politician
Alma materCairo University
El-Gebali previously served as chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court.[1] He was born 14 July 1949 in Cairo, Egypt,
He graduated from Cairo University in 1975 and got a post diploma from the Ain Shams University in 1977 in criminal law, he holds a master's PhD of Constitutional law.[2]
He started working in the judicial department and rose to become the deputy Attorney General in 1978 before he was moved down to Constitutional Court at State Council in 2001 as member and became the deputy judge in 2005. He also served as a secretary-general of the Union of Arab Constitutional Courts which was from 2011– 2018. He retired in the judicial board in 2019 and joined the Parliament after serving as the chief of Supreme Constitutional Court in 2019.[3]
He polled 508 votes out of 576 votes of the parliament and the majority of the votes came from the National List for Egypt party. He has been elected into parliament since 2019.[4]
He has published books which have been translated into different languages. When serving as the head of SCC, he issued many rulings in cases up to 227.[5]
Tiran and Sanafir island controversy
He was the judge that approved the maritime border agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Cairo had agreed on to ceding of the island of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia in 2016 and later President Sisi signed the agreement to transfer the ownership of the island. This caused great irritation from many opposition politicians inside and outside Egypt controversy of his election as the speaker. When Tiran and Sanafir island were transferred to Saudi, many citizens protested and objections were made against the decision, but all fell apart after many days of court hearings but was still passed on by the Supreme Constitution Courts which was already headed by Hanafy Gebali but claimed by Hanafy Gebali that it was the government decision.[6]
  1. ^ "A new boss in the House". Enterprise. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  2. ^ "Judge Hanafy El-Gebaly elected speaker of Egypt's new House of Representatives - Politics - Egypt". Ahram Online. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  3. ^ "Judge Hanafy El-Gebaly elected speaker of Egypt's new House of Representatives - Politics - Egypt". Ahram Online. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  4. ^ "Former judge elected as Egypt's new parliament speaker". Middle East Monitor. 2021-01-13. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  5. ^ "Meet newly-elected speaker of Egypt's parliament Hanafy Ali El Gebali". EgyptToday. 2021-01-12. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  6. ^ "Egyptian who ruled in favor of ceding key islands to Saudi Arabia voted parliament speaker - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East". www.al-monitor.com. Retrieved 2021-08-17.

Political offices
Preceded by
Ali Abdel Aal
Speaker of the House of Representatives
January 2021 - present
Current holder
Political offices
Preceded by
Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razeq
Chancellor of the Supreme Constitutional Court
March 2018 - June 2019
Succeeded by
Saeed Marie
Last edited on 10 November 2021, at 13:32
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