Historic appointment

Tuesday 8 Feb 2022

PRESIDENT Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi appointed Boulos Fahmi as the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court on 9 February. Fahmi, who was vice president of the court, is the first Copt ever to hold such a high-ranking position in the court’s history.


Fahmi, 65, replaces outgoing judge Said Marei Amr, who retired for health reasons.

The decision was widely acclaimed. Since coming to power, President Al-Sisi has reached out to Coptic Egyptians, seeking to address their concerns and ensuring their equal rights to all positions in the state.

*A version of this article appears in print in the 10 February, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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