Tewfik Pasha - Life

Life

In 1878 he was appointed president of the council after the dismissal of Nubar Pasha. He held this office only for a few months; but this was long enough to show that, if he was unambitious and not particularly intelligent or energetic, he had the wisdom to refrain from taking a part in the intrigues which then formed the chief part of political life in Egypt and Sudan.

He went back to his estate, and settled down once more to a quiet country life. He was not left undisturbed for long. On 26 June 1879, Ismail, at the instance of Britain and France, was deposed by the sultan, who sent orders at the same time that Tewfik should be proclaimed Khedive.

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