Nasser Gamal Abdel

Nas·ser

 (năs′ər, nä′sər), Gamal Abdel 1918-1970.
Egyptian army officer and politician who served as prime minister (1954-1956) and president (1956-1958 and 1961-1970) of Egypt and as president of the United Arab Republic (1958-1961). His nationalization of the Suez Canal precipitated an international crisis (1956).
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