Democratic Alliance for Egypt

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The Democratic Alliance for Egypt
التحالف الديمقراطي من أجل مصر
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Democratic Alliance for Egypt, or Democratic Alliance,[1] was a coalition of political parties in Egypt, formed in the wake of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. The largest party in the group was the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party.

Affiliated parties[edit]

History[edit]

The Alliance was originally made of fifteen parties, including Freedom Egypt Party, the leftist National Progressive Unionist Party (Tagammu), the Salafi-affiliated Al Nour Party, and the centrist Justice Party.[3][4] Later the Democratic Front Party and Tagammu parties split off to join the left-leaning Egyptian Bloc.[5]

By the start of the elections on 28 November 2011, only 11 parties remained in the alliance, including the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, the Nasserist Karama Party (Dignity), the Ghad El-Thawra Party, the Labor Party, the Ahrar Party, the Egyptian Arab Socialist Party, the Democratic Generation Party and several smaller parties.[1] The parties differ on domestic policies but are united in supporting a more nationalistic, less Israel-friendly foreign policy.[3]

The Democratic Alliance coalition is effectively defunct. The Freedom and Justice Party will not run under the Democratic Alliance coalition.[6] The Ghad El-Thawra Party is now part of the Conference Party. [7] The Dignity Party has joined the National Salvation Front (NSF). [8] In preparation for the 2013 Elections, the Civilization Party will join the Centrist Coalition, and the Democratic Generation Party will join the NSF.[9]

Results of the Parliamentary elections[edit]

In the 2011/2012 parliamentary elections, the Democratic Alliance won 10,138,134 votes out of 27,065,135 correct votes, or roughly 37.5% of all votes. The Alliance thus received 127 seats out of 332 in the Egyptian Parliament. The 127 seats were divided between members of the Alliance as follows:

In addition, independent candidates of the Freedom and Justice Party won 101 seats out of the 168 seats allocated for independent candidates.

Thus, the Democratic Alliance won a total of 228 seats out of 498 (45.8%) in the 2012 Egyptian Parliament, thus becoming the largest political bloc in the parliament.[10][11][12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Democratic Alliance", Egyptian Elections Watch (Al Ahram), 18 November 2011, retrieved 28 November 2011 
  2. ^ Al-Salama wal Tanmeya Party: (Safety and Development Party), Aswat Masriya, 6 December 2011, retrieved 14 May 2013 
  3. ^ a b "Egypt after the Revolt. Emboldened Muslim Brotherhood May Emerge from Egypt's Spring Power Transition". Thecuttingedgenews.com. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ SCAF to meet with parties who oppose elections draft law| 4 July 2010
  5. ^ Egypt in Transition. Jeremy M. Sharp. Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs. August 23, 2011
  6. ^ Enein,Ahmed Aboul. "All broken up: new coalitions form as old electoral alliances die out". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Liberal Nour subsumes Ghad El-Thawra into the Egyptian Conference". Ahram Online. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  8. ^ National Salvation Front threatens civil disobedience, Egypt Independent, 2012-11-30, retrieved 2013-05-14 
  9. ^ Political parties announce alliances ahead of parliamentary polls, Egypt Independent, 6 March 2013, retrieved 2013-05-14 
  10. ^ http://www.masrawy.com/infograph/
  11. ^ http://electiongate.com/?p=14572
  12. ^ http://www.25yanayer.net/?p=27052