Justice Party (Egypt)

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Justice Party
حزب العدل
Ḥizb el-Adl
Founded 2011 (2011)
Headquarters Garden City, Cairo
Ideology Big tent[1]
Centrism
Secularism
Political position Centre[2]
National affiliation Civil Democratic Movement[3]
Colours Red, White and Black
House of Representatives
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Website
eladl.org

The Justice Party (Arabic: حزب العدل‎, translit. Ḥizb el-Adl) is a political party in Egypt. It was founded after the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 by a group of people from different movements that led to the revolution including the April 6 Youth Movement, the National Association for Change and Kefaya.[4]

History[edit]

After the 2011 Egyptian revolution, a group of youth taking part in the revolution announced they would be founding their own party. In May 2011, the party was officially founded[5] after gathering 5,000 signatures from all across Egypt. Its foundation was celebrated with the first party conference being held in Al-Azhar Park.[6] It supports centrism and secularism.[5]

The founding committee for the Justice Party included democracy activists such as Mostafa el-Naggar, Ahmed Shoukry, Abdel Monem Emam in addition to Hisham Akram and Mohamed Gabr. The party had a group of consultants which included Egyptian economist Mona ElBaradei, sister of presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian political scientist Amr el-Shobaky, as well as Abdelgelil Mostafa, the general coordinator of Egyptian Movement for Change, also known as Kefaya and Egyptian poet and activist Abdul Rahman Yusuf, son of Islamic theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

The party fielded candidates for about a third of Egyptian parliamentary seats during the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections that started in November 2011.[7]

Political ideology[edit]

The Justice Party welcomes people from different political ideologies on the political right and left, and described itself as a party of political programs rather than a certain political ideology.[7] Its policies focus on solving education, health and employment issues in Egypt as well as achieving the demands called for by the Egyptian revolution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Al-Adl", Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 12 November 2011, retrieved 28 April 2014 
  2. ^ Centrist Adl Party backs Sabahi for Egypt president, Ahram Online, 28 April 2014, retrieved 17 October 2014 
  3. ^ "Eight liberal and leftist Egyptian parties to boycott 2018 presidential elections". Ahram Online. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "El Adl Party celebrates its founding after gathering member signatures". 
  5. ^ a b "A Partial Guide to the Egyptian Political Parties". Connected in Cairo. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "El Adly Party founding conference held in Al Azhar Park". Youm7. 
  7. ^ a b "العدل أول حزب وسط يستند إلي قاعدة من شباب الثورة ElAdl Party, the first party to include youth of the revolution". Al Ahram. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 

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