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25-30 Alliance

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25-30 Alliance

تحالف 25-30
LeaderHaitham El-Hariri (2018)[1]
Founded20 July 2014[2]
House of Representatives
14 / 568[1]

The 25-30 Alliance is an alliance of independents created to run in the 2015 Egyptian parliamentary election of 17 October to 2 December 2015.[3]

Creation

The name of the alliance refers to the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak on 25 January 2011 and the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi on 30 June 2013.[3] In July 2014, members of the April 6 Youth Movement and Tamarod stated that they would join the alliance.[3] The Free Egyptians Party stated that it might join the alliance.[3] The alliance stated in March 2015 that it was not part of the Reawakening of Egypt list.[4]

Abdel-Hakim Abdel Nasser, son of former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, was one of the founders of the alliance.[5]

Structure

As of January 2018, the 25-30 Alliance was led by Haitham El-Hariri.[1]

Policies and strategy

The alliance included 25% quotas for women and youth in its electoral lists.[3]

The electoral strategy of the members of the alliance was to run for individual seats rather than as a formal group.[6]

2015 Parliament

The 25-30 Alliance obtained 14 seats in the 2015 Egyptian parliamentary election.[1]

On 14 February 2019, 25-30 Alliance member of parliament Ahmed Tantawi was one of the 16 members who voted against the parliamentary motion for amending the Egyptian constitution that led to the 2019 Egyptian constitutional referendum in April 2019. The motion was supported by 485 members.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c d el-Din, Gamal Essam (2018-01-30). "Egyptian parliament's 25-30 opposition bloc did not endorse any candidate for upcoming presidential elections". Al-Ahram. Archived from the original on 2019-11-10. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  2. ^ "اليوم.. انطلاق تحالف "25-30" لدعم المستقلين في الانتخابات البرلمانية المقبلة اقرأ المقال الاصلى فى المصريون". Almesryoon. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e Rahman, Waleed Abdul (21 July 2014). "Egypt: New independent alliance prepares to fight parliamentary elections". Asharq Al-Awsat. Archived from the original on 2015-05-22. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  4. ^ "تحالف "25- 30" ينفى وقف أنشطته الانتخابية.. ويؤكد: لن نؤيد قائمة صحوة" (in Arabic). El Balad. 3 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2019-11-10. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Political jockeying". Al-Ahram Weekly. 14 August 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-10-01. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  6. ^ "تحالف 25/30: تلقينا 150 سيرة ذاتية لمرشحين محتملينوننافس على "الفردى"" (in Arabic). Youm7. 29 September 2014. Archived from the original on 2019-11-10. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  7. ^ Lucas, Scott; Piazzese, Giovanni (2019-03-13). "Egypt: hopes for democratic future die as al-Sisi marches country towards dictatorship – with parliament's blessing". The Conversation. Archived from the original on 2019-11-10. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
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