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NDP to seek majority in parliament, form government, says new president

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: The National Democratic Party’s newly elected president Talaat El-Sadat said Wednesday that the party will participate in the upcoming legislative elections and will seek majority in parliament. He said in a press conference at the party’s new headquarters in Heliopolis that the party is undergoing a major reform process after changing its …

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Egyptian opposition fears Islamists and old guard

By Yasmine Saleh / Reuters CAIRO: Suppressed for decades, secular Egyptians have finally got their chance to enter politics but are worried they will be steam-rollered by Islamists and remnants of Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party. Activists in Egypt, who united to overthrow Mubarak, are setting about forming new political parties, saying they are concerned …

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NDP to choose new president, undergo makeover

CAIRO: The National Democratic Party (NDP) is working on a major reform plan that includes changing its structure, name, slogan and programs and finding a new leader to succeed ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, a senior member said. Mubarak, who stepped down on Feb. 11 after 18 days of nationwide demonstrations, remains the president of …

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Mubarak’s one-time ruling party in disarray

By Hamza Hendawi/AP CAIRO: In retrospect, Hosni Mubarak’s one-time ruling party may have made the biggest single contribution to his stunning downfall. The National Democratic Party (NDP), for decades the country’s dominant political force, was widely reviled by most Egyptians as a bastion of corruption. It was blamed for rigging election after election, for propping up …

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NDP leadership changes herald a new phase, say members

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: The changes in leadership at the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) aim at adopting to a new phase through introducing new thoughts and new faces to revitalize the party, Mohamed Abdellah, newly appointed party spokesperson, told Daily News Egypt. Members of the party’s political bureau, including veteran Safwat Al Sherif, the party’s …

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3 NDP members quit parliament, party

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Three members of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) resigned from the parliament and the party because of the ongoing anti regime protests and the party’s reaction to it. Two MPs, Mohamed Morshedy from Maadi, Cairo, and Ali Seif from Al Montazah, Alexandria, quit the parliament, while Hussein Abu Taleb quit the …

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NDP denies complicity in Tahrir massacre

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) denied accusations that it arranged an attack on pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir Square Wednesday. NDP member of the Shoura Council Mostafa El-Fiqi said he had information that businessmen affiliated with the party were behind “organizing attacks” on protesters. “They paid thugs to attack protestors under the …

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NDP leaders criticize opposition at annual conference

CAIRO: A number of ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) leaders criticized Sunday the opposition forces and their performance during the recent parliamentary elections. In his opening speech marking the second day of the 7th NDP Annual Conference, the party Secretary General Safwat El-Sherif said the results of the People’s Assembly (PA) elections may have “shocked …

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