The Conservatives Party Gets Approval in Egypt
Egypt's Shura Council's Parties Affairs Committee yesterday announced approval to the establishment of a new political party under the name of the "Conservatives Party." The new party request was from Mostafa Abdel Aziz.
The Leader's party said that the party rejects the use of religion in politics and that a new paper will be issued by the party soon. There is a joke in Egypt that says Egyptian parties are a bunch of newspapers that own parties not vice versa.
Egypt's political parties witnessed recently huge setbacks, especially the two liberal parties; Alwafd and Al Ghad. Members of the latter toppled its leader over treason charges. The leader of the former who was a presidential runner is sentenced to 5 years in prison. The banned Muslim brotherhood in Egypt that won 20% of the parliament seats is taking "Islam is the Solution" as a political slogan.
Reformers from the ruling National Democractic party are quitting the party over lack of reform or threatening to resign.