National Progressive Unionist Party

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National Progressive Unionist Party

حزب التجمع الوطني التقدمي الوحدوي
PresidentSayed Abdel Aal[1]
FounderKhaled Mohieddin
Founded1977; 42 years ago (1977)
Split fromArab Socialist Union
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
NewspaperAl Ahali
IdeologyLeft-wing nationalism
Democratic socialism
Political positionLeft-wing[2]
National affiliationNational Front Alliance[3]
International affiliationNone
Colours         Red, black (official)
     Green (costumary)
House of Representatives
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The National Progressive Unionist Party (Arabic: حزب التجمع الوطني التقدمي الوحدوي‎, translit. Ḥizb al-Tagammu' al-Watani al-Taqadomi al-Wahdawi, commonly referred to as Tagammu) is a socialist political party in Egypt. Originally known as the National Progressive Unionist Organization, it was established as the left-wing faction of the governing Arab Socialist Union (ASU) and became an independent party the ASU's dissolution.

The party considers itself 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. In late 2014, the party withdrew from the Egyptian Front.[4]

History and profile[edit]

The party was established in 1977[2] and its founder was Khaled Mohieddin, who was a former free officer.[5] Its membership consisted of mainly of Marxists and Nasserists.[6][7]

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

In the Egyptian parliamentary election, 2011–12, 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. ^ "محمد غنيم يدشن تحالف "الجبهة الوطنية" بالدقهلية". Shorouk News. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  4. ^ "رسميا.. انسحاب "المؤتمر و"التجمع" و"الغد" من "الجبهةالمصرية"". Youm7. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  5. ^ Roberto Aliboni (3 January 2013). Egypt's Economic Potential. Routledge. p. 205. ISBN 978-1-135-08688-6. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  6. ^ Egyptian Political Parties, Middle East Research and Information Project
  7. ^ Egyptian Political Party Explorer, Middle East Institute

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