280 members from the Socialist Popular Alliance Party gave their resignations in early November 2013, though the resignations were rejected by Abdel-Ghafar Shukr, the head of the party.
The Daily News Egypt
site gives the number of resigning members as 304.
The resigning members criticized their former party for aligning itself with the military during the transitional period and defending the actions of the police.
The policies of the Bread and Freedom Party include wealth redistribution