Reform and Development Misruna Party

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Reform and Development Misruna Party
حزب الأصلاح و التنمية
Chairman Anwar Essmat Sadat
Vice Chairman Raymond Lakah
Founder Raymond Lakah
Founded 2009; 8 years ago (2009)
Headquarters Cairo
Ideology Liberalism
Political position Centre
National affiliation For the Love of Egypt[1]
Colors Gold
House of Representatives
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The Reform and Development Misruna Party (Arabic: حزب الأصلاح و التنمية‎‎ Hizb Al-Islah wa Al-Tanmiyah) is a liberal political party in Egypt.

History and profile[edit]

Reform and Development Misruna Party was founded in 2009.[2] The founders of the party are Anwar Essmat Sadat, the ex-president Anwar Sadat's nephew and the Egyptian billionaire Raymond Lakah.[3] The initial license application of the party was rejected in July 2010.[2] It was legalized in May 2011 in just before the Egypt’s 25 January Revolution in 2012.[2]

The party participated in the Egyptian parliamentary election, 2011–2012 and won 9 seats in the lower house.[4] The party merged with the Misruna party (Our Egypt party) in June 2011; the party name changed slightly.[3]

Although the Reform and Development Misruna Party will participate in the upcoming 2015 parliamentary elections, Sadat has criticized the election process, which has been delayed for 7 months, as well as the Supreme Constitutional Court being allowed to rule on complaints against election laws.[5]


  1. ^ ""فى حب مصر": اعتماد 4 منسقين لقوائم القطاعات الأربعة و10 أحزاب مشاركة". Youm7. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Reform and Development Party-Misruna". Jadaliyya. 26 December 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Reform and Development". Egyptian Elections Watch. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Masrawy
  5. ^ "Egypt's opposition forces will not boycott upcoming parliamentary polls". Ahram Online. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 

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