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Egypt’s former prime minister dies

745ng | March 31, 2021

A former prime minister of Egypt, Kamal al -Ganzuri, has died at a military hospital in Cairo. He was 88.

An economist by trade, Mr Ganzuri was nicknamed “minister for the poor” after fighting against swingeing economic reforms pushed by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund – which he argued would have harmed the poorest.

He served as Egypt’s prime minister three times – first in 1996 under the then President Hosni Mubarak. His last stint was in 2011 after the Arab Spring.

President Abdel Fattah al -Sisi said he was one of Egypt’s greatest sons.

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