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Controversial political figure and last NDP head, Talaat El-Sadat dies at 64

Talaat El-Sadat, former parliament member and newphew to Egypt's late president, Anwar El-Sadat, dies of a heart attack at the age of 64

Hatem Maher, Sunday 20 Nov 2011
Talaat El-Sadat
Former Parliament member Talaat El-Sadat died of heart attack at the age of 64
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Famous political figure and lawyer Talaat El-Sadat, the nephew of late Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat, died on Sunday morning at the age of 64 after suffering a heart attack.

The outspoken Sadat, widely known for his controversial remarks, was a staunch critic of ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s rule.

He was jailed for one year in 2006 on charges of insulting the Egyptian army after accusing it of not doing enough to protect late president Anwar El-Sadat, who was assassinated in October 1981 during a ceremony commemorating the 1973 war triumph over Israel.

However, he took the army’s side following Egyp's January revolution, praising its “efforts to stop disorder” and saying that the country should be ruled by a military man.

In a shocking move, Sadat changed camps and became the new president of the notorious National Democratic Party following the revolution that ended the 30-year rule of strongman Mubarak. He vowed to improve its battered image, but did not have time to do so after an Egyptian court dismantled the party as part of the revolutionaries demands.

He was in the process of establishing the Egypt National Party shortly before his death.

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nanu elhakim
21-11-2011 10:52pm
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condolecens
its the worest news i ever heard allah yer7amoh and god bless his family and his aunt sakina
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BarKochba
21-11-2011 10:44am
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October War Reference
The article refers to the "triumph over Israel" in the October 1973 War. Although the suprise attack by Egyptian and Syrian forces was successful, I am not sure it is accurate to claim that the war was a "triumph" for Egypt, considering that Israeli forces crossed the Suez Canal and were heading for Cairo at the time of the final cease-fire.
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Ahmed M Ibrahim
21-11-2011 10:04am
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Talat Sadat
It is a terrible loss to the democratic process in Egypt. He was very frank and forthright and had the courage to swim against the current. May his soul rest in eternal peace. My deepest condolence to the Sadat family.
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Naemah Nawar
20-11-2011 11:17pm
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Condolence
My condolence to his family Egypt has lost a great politician.He was courageous,clean and devoted to his country.
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