Freedom Party (Egypt)

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Freedom Party
حزب الحرية
Chairman Mamdouh Hassan
Secretary-General Moatz Hassan
Founded 17 July 2011[1]
Ideology Secularism
National affiliation National Salvation Front[2]
Conference Party[3]
Website
alhoriaparty.com
Politics of Egypt
Political parties
Elections

The Freedom Party (Arabic: حزب الحرية, Hizb al-Horreya‎) is an Egyptian political party. It was founded on 17 July 2011. The party consists of remnants of the formerly dominant National Democratic Party, which was dissolved following the 2011 Egyptian revolution. The party's chairman is Mamdouh Hassan, its secretary general was his brother Moatz Hassan.[1]

A large number of former NDP MPs joined this party. In the elections for the People's Assembly from November 2011 through January 2012, the Freedom Party won 1.9% of the popular vote and five out of 498 elected seats. The party also gained votes from the Coptic Christian community by placing Copts on the top of their electoral lists.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meet the National Democratic Party Offshoots", Egypt Elections Watch (Jadaliyya and Ahram Online), 18 November 2011, retrieved 16 December 2013 
  2. ^ Salvation Front members decide to sit together in Shura Council meetings, Egypt Independent, 14 January 2013, retrieved 16 December 2013 
  3. ^ "NDP holdovers, FJP look for allies ahead of Egypt's legislative polls". Ahram Online. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Mubarak-era figures recycle careers in rural Egypt, Daily News Egypt, 9 January 2012, retrieved 16 December 2013 

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