• Dictator uprising

    January of 2011 the Egyptian Revolution began. Citizens began an uprising to over throw Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak.
  • Mubarak

    After 18 days of protests that spilled out from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, President Hosni Mubarak hands power to military’s ruling body, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. Mubarak’s former prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, is tapped to lead the cabinet. The constitution is suspended and the parliament disbanded.
  • Elections

    Parliamentary and presidential elections were held and in June of 2012, Egypt’s first-ever democratically elected president was announced: Mohamed Morsi.
  • Coup

    On July 3rd 2013, a coup led by defense minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed Morsi from power. Martial law was implemented and Sisi appointed himself as commander in chief.
  • State of emergency

    The president’s office says that the security situation in the country warrants a two-month extension of the state of emergency, which grants security forces extra powers. The country had been under a state of emergency for nearly three decades under Mubarak. It was one of the first rules lifted by the military in 2011 to begin the transition to democracy.