Country profile

The Arab Republic of Egypt is a unitary country. It gained its independence in 1922 and it was declared a Republic in 1953. The chief of state is the President, who is elected by absolute majority popular vote for a term of six years, renewable. Administratively, Egypt’s local government is organised in three levels: governorates, regions and districts. The country has 27 governorates and their governors are appointed by the President.

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