Wednesday, March 15, 2006

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.


At 3:32 PM, Anonymous Alb Sayed said...


Who is Mostafa Abdel Aziz?

If this is truley a new indpendant party (free from NDP influence), then it can only mean good things for Egyptian politics.

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

There is very little on the background of this guy in the news. I googled his name, seems that he is an ex-diplomat, but I m waiting for more information to be released.

We will have to wait and see what is it all about. I won't judge into conclusions now.

At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Alb Sayed said...

We'll hope for the best, but won't be surprised if it turns out to be a disappointment.

Keep us updated if/when you find out anything.

(Thank you for the compliment on my blog.)


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