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Mubarak-era prime minister Ali Lotfy passes away at age 83

Ahram Online , Sunday 27 May 2018
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Former Egyptian prime minister Aly Lotfy passed away on Sunday at Dar El-Fouad Hospital in Cairo at age 83, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Born on 6 October 1935, Lotfy is best known for serving as prime minister under former President Hosni Mubarak in 1985-1986.

Lotfy studied at Ain Shams University, where he later became a professor and head of the Economics Department at the Faculty of Commerce in the 1990s.

Before his appointment as PM, Lotfy was the minister of finance for two years starting 1978 under then-president Anwar El-Sadat.

After serving as prime minister, Lotfy became the speaker of the Shura Council, the lower house of the legislative authority, until 1989.

Funeral prayers for Lotfy are set to be held tomorrow at the 6 October Police Mosque.

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