Gameela Muhammad Ismail Muhammad (Arabic: جميلة محمد إسماعيل محمد; born 1966) is an Egyptian politician, activist, and former television presenter. She was actively involved in calling for and participating in the January 25 Revolution.

Gameela Ismail
جميلة إسماعيل
Personal details
Cairo, Egypt
Political partyConstitution Party

Background, education, and family life edit

Ismail was formerly married to politician Ayman Nour.[1] They have two sons.

Throughout her career, Ismail has worked as an advocate for human and women's rights, as a television presenter for Egyptian state television, as a stringer for Newsweek, and as a media spokesperson.[citation needed]

Career and political involvement before 2011 edit

She challenged an NDP figure in 2007.[2]

Ismail founded Egyptian Women for Change.[3]

Involvement in the January 25 Revolution edit

In August 2014, Mubarak-era Interior Minister Habib al-Adly accused Ismail and others of "setting police stations ablaze with Molotov cocktails" during the 18-day uprising.[4]

After January 25 edit

She was elected head of the Constitution Party in July 2022.[5] In September 2023 she announced her candidacy for the 2023 Egyptian presidential election.[6] She withdrew from the election on 11 October after the Constitution Party held a meeting the previous day in which they refused to allow her to run as a candidate.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ Assir, Serene. "Gameela Ismail: Bringing Protest to Parliament". Al Akhbar. Archived from the original on 14 December 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2023.
  2. ^ Essam el-Din, Gamal (7–13 June 2007). "Shura scramble". No. 848. Al-Ahram. Al-Ahram Weekly. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Gameela Ismail: Contesting down town". Ahram Online. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Adly presses charges against Jan 25 activists for burning police stations". Mada Masr. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2023.
  5. ^ Gamal Essan El-Din (27 July 2022). "Newly-elected head of Egypt's Dostour Party invited to national dialogue". Ahram Online. Retrieved 21 September 2023.
  6. ^ "After Zahran, Ismail announce candidacies for president, Civil Democratic Movement must navigate pluralism principle". Mada Masr. Retrieved 25 September 2023.
  7. ^ "Chairwoman of Constitution party Gameela Ismail drops out of presidential election". Ahram Online. 11 October 2023.