Revolutionary Command Council (Egypt)


January 20, 2022

The Revolutionary Command Council is a council that was formed after the success of the July 23 revolution and the departure of King Farouk I, King of Egypt and Sudan from the land of Egypt on the Mahrousa yacht owned by the Egyptian Navy. Which spread in the country in its late days in terms of changing ministries. The council was formed to administer the country's affairs alongside the Regency Council for King Ahmed Fouad II, but soon the council was singled out for ruling Egypt after the abolition of the monarchy and the proclamation of the republic.


The origin of the members of the Revolutionary Command Council are members of the Constituent Assembly of the Free Officers Organization, which was established in 1948, in addition to Muhammad Naguib, who assumed leadership with the outbreak of the revolution: Muhammad Najeeb. Jamal Abdulnasser. Mohammed Anwar Sadat. Abdul Hakim Amer. Jamal Hammad, writer of the revolution manifesto (he was not a member of the Revolutionary Command Council, but he was from the Free Officers Organization). Jamal Salem. Salah Salem. Zakaria Mohieldin. Hussain Al-Shafei. Abdul Latif Al-Baghdadi. Kamaluddin Hussein. Khaled Mohieldin. Hassan Ibrahim. After the July 23 revolution and the announcement of the establishment of the Revolutionary Command Council, officers were added to these members who participated in the movement of the army, and they are: Youssef Seddik. Abdel Moneim Amin.


The Revolutionary Command Council took over the rule of Egypt alongside the Royal Guardianship Council from 1952 to 1953 and ruled alone after the abolition of the monarchy in Egypt Major General Muhammad Naguib assumed the presidency of the council from 1952 to 1954, then Gamal Abdel Nasser took over its presidency from 1954 to 1956.


The rule of the Revolutionary Command Council ended in 1956 with the election of Gamal Abdel Nasser as President of the Republic.

The Revolutionary Command Council of July 23, 1952

External Articles

Reading in the book (Mohamed Naguib: Leader of a Revolution or Front of a Movement?)


Egypt Gate Egyptian Armed Forces portal

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