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
Populism
Political positionLeft-wing[2]
National affiliationNational Front Alliance[3]
International affiliationNone
Colours         Red, black (official)
     Green (costumary)
House of Representatives
2 / 568

The National Progressive Unionist Party (Arabic: حزب التجمع الوطني التقدمي الوحدوي‎, romanizedḤizb 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.

Platform[edit]

  • 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]

Electoral history[edit]

People's Assembly of Egypt elections[edit]

People's Assembly of Egypt
Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/–
1976 Khaled Mohieddin Not released

(as part of ASU)

Not released
3 / 360
Increase 3
1984 Khaled Mohieddin 214,587 4.2%
0 / 458
Steady
1987 Khaled Mohieddin 150,570 2.2%
0 / 458
Steady
1990 Khaled Mohieddin Not released Not released
6 / 454
Increase 6
1995 Khaled Mohieddin Not released Not released
5 / 454
Decrease 1
2000 Khaled Mohieddin Not released Not released
6 / 454
Increase 1
2005 Khaled Mohieddin Not released Not released
2 / 454
Decrease 4
2010 Khaled Mohieddin Not released Not released
5 / 518
Increase 3
2011–2012 Khaled Mohieddin 2,402,238

(as part of Egyptian Bloc)

8.9%
4 / 508
Decrease 1
2015 Khaled Mohieddin Not released Not released
2 / 599
Decrease 2

Shura Council elections[edit]

Shura Council
Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/–
2007 Khaled Mohieddin Not released Not released
1 / 88
Increase 1
2010 Khaled Mohieddin Not released Not released
1 / 132
Steady

References[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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