NDP's Old and New Guards fighting over Egypt's Elections
Al-ahaly newpaper, which is Al-Tagamoua party paper, reported (in Arabic) that the son of the President, Gamal Mubarak is planning to form new party called “Al-Mustakbal” or the Future in English after the defeat of all his followers in the Parliamentarian elections.
The results of the elections in the first and second phases if anyone noticed that besides that the fact that it was rigged and violent, that the old guard succeeded in giving the sack to most popular figures of the new guard led by the son of the president.
The contention emerged to the surface with the change of the leaderships of the government main press editors-in-chief in Cairo.
The fight is ongoing between the old guard, led by the Speaker of the Shura Council and former minister of information, Safwat Al-Sharif, and the new guard. Apparently, Al-Sharif alliance won the battle. The new guard led by Gamal Mubarak is seeking to form a new party to overcome their defeat.
The old and new guards share the leadership of the regime's party that's the National Demcractic Party (NDP). The son of the President is chairing the Policies' Committee. Rumors have been running in Egypt that the President, in which he denied in several times, is grooming his son to take over.
Egypt remains a private property for the ruling groups who came to power as a result of the blessed military coup d’ Etats in 1952 or who managed to get closer to the family of the current president.
The issue of development, democracy and stability is not a priority among those who fight for power and authority in Egypt.