What Type of Government Does Egypt Have Today?

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According to the Central Intelligence Agency, Egypt's government is a republic comprised of 27 governorates and a president. The government has been in a somewhat constant state of revision since the citizen-lead revolution of 2011 and the subsequent sporadic riots that have taken place since.

In February of 2014, the government of Egypt resigned amid backlash surrounding government violence toward protesters. In June 2014 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi became President of Egypt, winning more than 93% of the vote. However critics doubt the validity of the outcome given the crackdown on dissent in the months leading up to the election. Freedom House, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that evaluates every country based on their civil liberties and political rights, has rated Egypt as Not Free.