Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

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The Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (AAFD; Arabic: التحالف العربي للحرية والديمقراطية‎) is a network of liberal political parties, organisations and activists from Arab countries. It was formed in 2008 in Cairo under the name of Network of Arab Liberals (NAL). Wael Nawara of the Egyptian El-Ghad Party was elected its first president. The network was renamed to its current name in 2011, reacting to the negative connotations that the term 'liberal' has in some Arab countries.[1]

The network is associated with the Liberal International. It receives support from the European ALDE Party and the German Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Members[edit]

Political parties

 Comoros

  • National Alliance of the Comoros (observer)

 Egypt

 Lebanon

 Morocco

 Sudan

 Tunisia

Other organisations and individuals

 Jordan

  • Free Thought Forum
  • Mohamed Arslan, former MP

 Kuwait

  • Gulf Forum for Civil Society

 Palestine

  • Freedom Forum

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ Meinardus, Ronald (28 November 2011), "High Hurdles for Egypt's Liberals", Daily News Egypt, retrieved 28 April 2014 

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