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Former Egypt PM Atef Obeid dies at 82

Ahram Online, Friday 12 Sep 2014
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Mubarak-era prime minister Atef Obeid died on Friday morning at the age of 82.

Obeid served as prime minister between 1999-2004.

He oversaw a string of privatisation for public sector corporations during his five-year tenure.

In the aftermath of the 2011 revolution, he was briefly detained and continued to face criminal charges of illegally acquiring state-owned land. 

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