National Progressive Unionist Party

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National Progressive Unionist Party
Hizb al Tagammu' al Watani al Taqadomi al Wahdawi
حزب التجمع الوطني التقدمي الوحدوي
Chairman Sayed Abdel Aal[1]
Founder Khaled Mohieddin
Founded 1977; 37 years ago (1977)
Headquarters Cairo
Newspaper Al Ahali
Ideology Democratic socialism
Political position Left-wing[2]
National affiliation Revolutionary Democratic Coalition[3]
National Salvation Front[4]
Egyptian Front[5]
Politics of Egypt
Political parties

The National Progressive Unionist Party (in Arabic: Hizb al Tagammu' al Watani al Taqadomi al Wahdawi حزب التجمع الوطني التقدمي الوحدوي, commonly referred to as Tagammu) is a socialist political party in Egypt. The party is considered to be a defender of the principles of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. It calls for standing against attempts to reverse the Revolution's social gains for labourers, the poor, and other low-income groups.

History and profile[edit]

The party was established in 1977[2] and its founder was Khaled Mohieddin, former free officer.[6]

The party boycotted the first presidential elections in 2005. At the last legislative elections, November 2010, the party won 5 out of 518 seats.

In the 2011-2012 Egyptian parliamentary election, the party ran in the Egyptian Bloc electoral alliance.


  • Rejection of religious extremism.
  • Building the character of the Egyptian citizens.
  • Ending the State monopoly over the media.
  • Raising awareness of environmental issues.
  • Developing the Egyptian industries.

Prominent Party figures[edit]


  1. ^ Tagammu Party elects new chief by one vote, Egypt Independent, 27 February 2013, retrieved 16 December 2013 
  2. ^ a b "Profiles of Egypt's political parties". BBC. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Revolutionary Democratic Coalition: A new voice on Egypt's Left, Ahram Online, 19 September 2012, retrieved 16 December 2013 
  4. ^ Civil groups' pounce into political space seen as pro-democracy triumph, Egypt Independent, 29 November 2012, retrieved 16 December 2013 
  5. ^ "Egypt's secular electoral blocs halved into two after Moussa's withdrawal". Ahram Online. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Roberto Aliboni (3 January 2013). Egypt's Economic Potential. Routledge. p. 205. ISBN 978-1-135-08688-6. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 

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