This article is about the official El-Ghad party led by Moussa Moustafa Moussa. For the El-Ghad party split led by Ayman Nour
, see Ghad El-Thawra Party
The el-Ghad Party
: حزب الغد
, IPA: [ˈħezb elˈɣæd]
; "The Tomorrow Party") is an active political party
that was granted license in October 2004. El-Ghad is a centrist liberal secular
political party pressing for widening the scope of political participation and for a peaceful rotation of power.
In 2005, just before Nour being sentenced, the El-Ghad party split in two factions. One was headed by Moussa Moustafa Moussa, the other by Nour's (now former) wife Gameela Ismail
Legal battle ensued between both factions, both claiming legitimacy and simultaneously using the party name and insignia. The final court ruling in May 2011 was in favor of Moussa. Ayman Nour
hence filed for a new party, Ghad El-Thawra Party
or "Revolution's Tomorrow Party", which was approved on 9 October 2011.
The party platform calls for:
has been tightly associated with both the El-Ghad name and party, even being accused of internal monopoly by other party members.
Since both Nour and Moussa factions were using (and still are) the same name and insignia (ex: Ghad El-Thawra website
), it was often difficult to tell them apart. For instance, Liberal International
listed El-Ghad, specifying its leader as Ayman Nour
, as an observer member.
Many poll and media outlets used the term "El-Ghad" without specifying which party or faction they are referring to,
although they often meant the Ayman Nour
Ghad El-Thawra faction.
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- ^ "aymannour.net".
- ^ Datasheet on the Liberal International's website Archived 2011-05-22 at the Wayback Machine
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- ^ "2nd National Voter Survey in Egypt"(PDF). Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI). Retrieved October 13, 2011.[dead link]
- ^ "3rd National Voter Survey in Egypt"(PDF). Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
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