His presidency begins as the country works to recover from the economic crisis after 2011's Arab Spring and the ouster of two presidents.
Hamdeen Sabahi never had any chance of winning Egypt's presidential election. But he and a loyal group of followers felt they had to try.
It is the first day of Egypt's presidential elections and a big victory is expected for former Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi,
Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi has promised to wipe out the Muslim Brotherhood if elected later in May. This may cause more, not less, instability.
This weekend, the Minister for Immigration resigned after hiring an illegal immigrant.