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YEAREND SPECIAL: The rise and fall of new political players

By Marwa Al-A’asar This year witnessed the advent of new players on the Egyptian political scene, though some opposition forces were disappointed at the slight impact they have made so far. When Mohamed ElBaradei as a new opposition leader and Al-Wafd opposition party under new leadership emerged, they were perceived by many as possible alternatives …


Al-Wafd’s Sarhan rejects freeze of dissidents’ memberships

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Mohamed Sarhan, deputy president of the opposition Al-Wafd, said that the party has no right to freeze the memberships of its candidates who have — against the party’s will— registered as independents in the new People’s Assembly (PA). Earlier last week, Al-Wafd’s supreme committee froze the memberships of seven dissident members …


Al-Wafd freezes memberships of dissident PA candidates

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Al-Wafd’s higher committee has frozen the memberships of seven dissident members who defied a decision to boycott the People’s Assembly (PA) runoff elections, the opposition party’s Secretary General Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour said Thursday. “The party bylaws will then be applied on the seven members … who won seats in the PA …


Al-Wafd confirms pulling out of runoff elections

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Al-Wafd Party confirmed Thursday that it will withdraw from the runoff elections on Dec. 5 along with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), amid wide accusations of fraud and violations in the parliamentary elections. “The Wafd will stand united with the nation against those who tried to steal and appropriate their vote/voice. The Wafd …


Al-Wafd forms shadow government with no interior, justice ministries

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Al-Wafd opposition party announced Tuesday the formation of a shadow government to be headed by Ali Al-Selamy, member of the party’s supreme executive body and assistant to its chairman, as an alternative to the ruling National Democratic Party’s (NDP) government. Al-Wafd’s shadow government, comprising 29 ministries headed by technocrats from within the …


Meet the players: Al-Wafd Party

  Al-Wafd Party is considered by many to be the most powerful and influential official opposition party in Egypt. It has enjoyed a long history as a liberal party in Egyptian politics, having promoted the notion of national unity since the 1920’s. Al-Wafd, which means “The Delegation” in English, was originally a group of national …


Al-Wafd Party decides to continue its PA election race

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Al-Wafd opposition party announced that it will continue its decision to run in the parliamentary elections, thereby ending speculations about a possible withdrawal from the elections in protest of what party officials have described as unfair treatment. Al-Wafd’s decision came after the Ministry of Information finally approved the party’s previously rejected TV …


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