Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

14 April 2008

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt (2014)

Updated: June 2015

Article 53 states:


Citizens are equal before the law, possess equal rights and public duties, and may not be discriminated against on the basis of religion, belief, sex, origin, race, color, language, disability, social class, political or geographical affiliation, or for any other reason…


Article 81 states:

The state shall guarantee the health, economic, social, cultural, entertainment, sporting and education rights of dwarves and people with disabilities. The state shall provide work opportunities for such individuals, and allocate a percentage of these opportunities to them, in addition to equipping public utilities and their surrounding environment. The state guarantees their right to exercise political rights, and their integration with other citizens in order to achieve the principles of equality, justice and equal opportunities.


Article 87 states:

The participation of citizens in public life is a national duty. Every citizen has the right to vote, run in elections, and express their opinion in referendums…


Excerpts from the Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt (2014)


Law No. 73 Regulating the Exercise of Political Rights (1956, last amended 2013)

Updated: June 2015

Article 1 states:

Every male and female Egyptian reaching eighteen years of age shall personally exercise the following political rights:

First: Express their views in all referendums prescribed in the Constitution.

Second: Elect each of:

  • (1) The President of the Republic;
  • (2) Members of the House of Representatives;
  • (3) Members of the Shura Council;
  • (4) Members of the Municipal Councils


Excerpt from Law No. 73 on Regulating the Exercise of Political Rights (1956, last amended 2013)