Abou Elela Mady

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Abou Elela Mady
أبو العلا ماضي
Abu al-Ila Madi.jpg
Chairman of Al-Wasat Party
Assumed office
1996 (Foundation of the party)
2011 (legalization of the party)
Preceded by Office created
Personal details
Born (1958-04-03) 3 April 1958 (age 59)
Minya, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Wasat Party
Alma mater Minya University
Profession Engineer

Abou Elela Mady (Arabic: أبو العلا ماضي‎‎) (born 3 April 1952) is an Egyptian engineer and politician. He is the chairman of the Wasat Party and a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood. He was released from detention on 13 August 2015, 2 years after being arrested.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Mady was born on 3 April 1958. He graduated from Minya University’s School of Engineering with honors in 1984, and also received a Bachelor of Laws from Cairo University.


Mady was the president of the students' union at Minya University in 1977, and then became the president of the students' union of all the Egyptian universities in 1978. Mady joined the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1980s, and then left the Muslim Brotherhood with the aim of founding a new political party with a new vision of moderate democratic Islamic reference in 1996.[2]