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; 38 years ago (1977)
Headquarters Cairo
Newspaper Al Ahali
Ideology Democratic socialism
Left-wing nationalism
Political position Left-wing[2]
House of Representatives
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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. The party withdrew from the Egyptian Front.[3]

History and profile[edit]

The party was established in 1977[2] and its founder was Khaled Mohieddin, who was a former free officer.[4]

The party boycotted the first presidential elections in 2005. The party won 5 out of 518 seats during the 2010 legislative elections.

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. ^ "رسميا.. انسحاب "المؤتمر و"التجمع" و"الغد" من "الجبهةالمصرية"". Youm7. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  4. ^ 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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