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Dr. Atef Sedki (August 29 1930 – February 25 2005) was the prime minister of Egypt from 1986 until 1996. He replaced Ali Lutfi on November 10, 1986. He survived an assassination attempt in November 1993 which was carried out in Cairo by the militant Islamic group Vangards of Conquest and resulted in the death of a schoolgirl. He resigned along with his cabinet on January 2, 1996 and was replaced two days later by Kamal Ganzouri.
Sedki was born in the Nile Delta city of Tanta and was a lawyer and economist by training, receiving a doctorate in economics from the University of Paris in France. Before becoming prime minister he was the director of the Egyptian Central Auditing Agency. As prime minister he supervised, and sometimes criticized, reforms suggested by the International Monetary Fund. He became ill in 2004 after fracturing his thigh, and died a few hours after being rushed to a Cairo hospital. He is survived by his German-born wife Ursula and two children.
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