Decree gives Egypt's next president salary hike

The decree by Adly Mansour comes less than two weeks before presidential elections. (AFP)

Egypt's interim president has decreed that his successor will get a monthly salary of $2,957 (21,000 Egyptian pounds) and a similar sum in a monthly allowance for entertainment.

The decree by Adly Mansour comes less than two weeks before presidential elections in which former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who ousted the elected president and installed Mansour in his place last July, is widely expected to win.

The Sunday decree amends a 1987 law that put the president's monthly salary at 12,000 pounds and gave him a similar amount as an annual, not a monthly, allowance.

The raise, while massive, could hardly match the dramatic rise in the cost of living over the past 25 years.

Mansour does not receive a president's salary, collecting instead his salary as a career judge.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42
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