Egyptian Communist Party
|General Secretary||Salah Adli|
|International affiliation||International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties|
|House of Representatives|
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History and profile
The modern Egyptian Communist Party was formed in 1921 by a number of members of the former Egyptian Communist Party. Under the regimes of Presidents Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak the new Communist Party faced state repression and was barred from running in elections. The party however continued to operate underground until the overthrow of Mubarak in 2011. Despite having ECP members allegedly killed and imprisoned under Mubarak, the party have since been involved in mobilizing workers in 2011.
On 10 May 2011, the ECP agreed to enter into a "socialist front" with four other Egyptian leftist groups called the Coalition of Socialist Forces, which includes the Revolutionary Socialists, the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, Socialist Party of Egypt and the Workers Democratic Party.
- Communist Party - international movement
- Egyptian Communist Party (1921) - an early holder of the name founded in 1921
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