National Progressive Unionist Party
|President||Sayed Abdel Aal|
|Split from||Arab Socialist Union|
|National affiliation||National Front Alliance|
|Colours||Red, black (official)
|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 is considered to be 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.
History and profile
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- 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
- Khaled Mohieddin – Party founder, former chairman, and a member of the Egyptian Revolutionary Command Council.
- Sayed Abdel Aal- New Party Chairman
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- "محمد غنيم يدشن تحالف «الجبهة الوطنية» بالدقهلية". Shorouk News. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
- "رسميا.. انسحاب "المؤتمر و"التجمع" و"الغد" من "الجبهةالمصرية"". Youm7. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
- Roberto Aliboni (3 January 2013). Egypt's Economic Potential. Routledge. p. 205. ISBN 978-1-135-08688-6. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- Egyptian Political Parties, Middle East Research and Information Project
- Egyptian Political Party Explorer, Middle East Institute