National Progressive Unionist Party
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The National Progressive Unionist Party (Arabic: حزب التجمع الوطني التقدمي الوحدوي‎‎, romanizedḤizb al-Tagammu' al-Watani al-Taqadomi al-Wahdawi, commonly referred to as Tagammu) is a socialist political party in Egypt. Originally known as the National Progressive Unionist Organization, it was established as the left-wing faction of the governing Arab Socialist Union (ASU) and became an independent party after ASU's dissolution.
National Progressive Unionist Party
حزب التجمع الوطني التقدمي الوحدوي
PresidentSayed Abdel Aal[1]
FounderKhaled Mohieddin
Founded1977; 44 years ago
Split fromArab Socialist Union
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
NewspaperAl Ahali
Left-wing nationalism
Democratic socialism
Left-wing populism
Political positionLeft-wing[2]
National affiliationNational Front Alliance[3]
Colours  Red, black(official)
 Green (costumary)
House of Representatives6 / 568
The party considers itself a defender of the principles of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. It calls for standing against attempts to reverse the revolution's social gains for labourers, the poor, and other low-income groups. In late 2014, the party withdrew from the Egyptian Front.[4]
History and profile
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The party was established in 1977[2] and its founder was Khaled Mohieddin, who was a former free officer.[5] Its membership consisted of mainly of Marxists and Nasserists.[6][7]
The party boycotted the first presidential elections in 2005. The party won 5 out of 518 seats during the 2010 legislative elections.
In the 2011–12 Egyptian parliamentary election, the party ran in the Egyptian Bloc electoral alliance.
Prominent Party figures
Electoral history
People's Assembly of Egypt elections
ElectionParty leaderVotes%Seats+/–Position
1976Khaled Mohieddinas part of ASU3 / 36033rd
1984214,5874.2%0 / 4584th
1987150,5702.2%0 / 4584th
19906 / 45462nd
19955 / 45413rd
20006 / 45413rd
20052 / 45443rd
20105 / 51833rd
as part of Egyptian Bloc
4 / 50814th
20152 / 599217th
Shura Council elections
ElectionParty leaderSeats+/–
2007Khaled Mohieddin1 / 8813rd
20101 / 1322nd
  1. ^ Tagammu Party elects new chief by one vote, Egypt Independent, 27 February 2013, retrieved 16 December 2013
  2. ^ a b "Profiles of Egypt's political parties". BBC. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. ^ "محمد غنيم يدشن تحالف "الجبهة الوطنية" بالدقهلية". Shorouk News. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  4. ^ "رسميا.. انسحاب "المؤتمر و"التجمع" و"الغد" من "الجبهةالمصرية"". Youm7. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  5. ^ Roberto Aliboni (3 January 2013). Egypt's Economic Potential. Routledge. p. 205. ISBN 978-1-135-08688-6. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  6. ^ Egyptian Political Parties, Middle East Research and Information Project
  7. ^ Egyptian Political Party Explorer, Middle East Institute
External links
Al Ahali, official paper of Tagammu
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