Egypt, appointment of a new president of the Constitutional Court

CAIRO – 11 July 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi appointed Judge Saeed Marie as head of the Supreme Constitutional Court to succeed former Head Hanafi Ali al-Jibali.

Saeed Marie was one of the ten vice-presidents of the court and is the second oldest judge appointed at the court.

The newly-appointed judge was born on August 30, 1954 in Giza. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Cairo University in 1976. He also obtained a diploma in public law and a diploma in administrative sciences in 1978 and 1979, respectively.

After graduation, he was appointed at the State Council in 1977; since then, he has been promoted until he occupied the position of judge assistant at the State council.

In 1990, he was officially mandated as a judge to the Authority of Commissioners of the Constitutional Court. He was appointed chairman of the authority in 1999 and was appointed vice-president of the Constitutional Court in 2002.

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