Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Prominent Ruling NDP member Quits Over Lack of Reform in Egypt

A senior member of Egypt’s ruling party announced his resignation from the party yesterday to protest what he called its failure to implement democratic reforms.

Osama El Ghazali Harb, a member of the National Democratic Party’s influential policy committee, said he was quitting after the committee — led by by President Hosni Mubarak’s son, Gamal — failed to adopt suggestions he and other pro-reform members have made.

He said “Egypt is going through a dreary void due to ... the inability of the ruling party to offer alternative policies...When I joined the committee I thought they are after real reform, but things have been going in a different direction.”

New Liberal Party Launch
Harb — a member of the upper house of parliament, a prominent political scientist and editor of the prestigious International Politics magazine — said he will join other disgruntled politicians to launch a liberal opposition party.


At 2:10 AM, Anonymous hany said...

we all hope that new party will be the light at the end of the tunnel.

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

Any shake up is always good, that's how changes happen.
Throwing a stone in the stagnant water always help!

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Hope said...

Will it have the same fate as Al Ghad party? Will he have the same fate as Ayman Nour?

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...


I do not rule out the idea. So many emerging ideas for reform were killed whether these ideas were parties or not. But it does not harm to keep trying.

I like your name, let's stick to that "Hope".


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