Egyptian Patriotic Movement
The Egyptian Patriotic Movement, or Egyptian National Movement (Arabic: الحركة الوطنية المصرية‎‎) is a political party initiated by former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik[1] and Mohamed Abu Hamed, former vice chairman of the Free Egyptians Party and founder of the Life of the Egyptians Party.[2]
Egyptian Patriotic Movement
الحركة الوطنية المصرية
LeaderIbrahim Darwish[1]
FounderAhmed Shafiq[1] and Mohamed Abu Hamed[2]
Founded2 December 2012[1]
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
National affiliationEgyptian Front[4]
House of Representatives4 / 568
Abdel Rehim Aly, the secretary general of the party, has stated that the group would unite with any party that isn't aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.[1] Shafiq stated on 8 April 2013 that he was open to an alliance with the National Salvation Front (NSF); George Ishaq, a co-founder of the NSF, has stated that Shafiq was "not welcome" in the coalition.[5] The supreme committee of the Egyptian Patriotic Movement accused the NSF of "enormous political naiveté" and pointed out that many current members of the NSF were also part of the Mubarak regime.[5] The political program is set out on their website.[6]
The Egyptian Patriotic Movement has recently gone into opposition to current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. On 13 December 2017, three of its members were arrested for allegedly harming national security by spreading false information.[7]
The party platform calls for:[1]
  1. ^ a b c d e f "National Egyptian Movement Party launches". Daily News Egypt. 2 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b Nguyen, Virginie (20 September 2012). "Abou Hamed flies to Dubai to discuss new party with Shafiq". Egypt Independent. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Egypt's Secular Forces". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 19 November 2012. Archived from the original on 29 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  4. ^ ""الجبهة المصرية" تعتمد أسماء مرشحي البرلمان تحت اسم "قائمة مصر"". El Watan News. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Ahmed Shafiq 'not welcome' in Egypt opposition bloc: NSF leaders". Ahram Online. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  6. ^ "بيان حزب الحركة الوطنية المصرية حول الاندماج او التحالف مع القوى السياسية الاخرى". Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Egyptian presidential hopeful apologizes to arrested supporters". Reuters. 16 December 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
External links
Egyptian Patriotic Movement website
Last edited on 13 April 2021, at 21:19
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