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What Kind of Government Does Egypt Have Today?

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The current Egyptian government is a republic, divided into the executive, legislative and judicial branches. The country's official name is the Arab Republic of Egypt, known to the locals as Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah.

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In May 2014, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won the presidential election and became the chief of state in June, 2014. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehlab serves as the country's current head of government. Egypt adopted a new constitution in January 2014, which mandated the dissolution of the bicameral legislature and establishment of a unicameral House of Representatives. The highest courts in the country include the Court of Cassation, Supreme Constitutional Court and Supreme Administrative Court.

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