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For the Love of Egypt

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For the Love of Egypt

في حب مصر
Fe Hubb Masr
LeaderSameh Seif El-Yazal[1]
FounderEhab Saad (Mukhabarat[2])
Founded3[2] and 4 February 2015[3]
Dissolved2018
Merged intoNation's Future Party
IdeologyEgyptian nationalism
National liberalism
Conservative liberalism
Populism
Militarism
Political positionCentre-right

For the Love of Egypt (FLE, Arabic: في حب مصر‎, romanizedFe Hubb Masr) is a political alliance created by the General Intelligence Service.[2] FLE contested the 2015 Egyptian parliamentary election.[4]

Creation

The For the Love of Egypt (FLE) alliance was created with a founding meeting on 3 February 2015, chaired by General Ehab Saad of the General Intelligence Service (Mukhabarat) at the Mukhabarat headquarters.[2] Participants were invited to the meeting by Major Ahmed Shaaban, a Military Intelligence officer close to president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who played a major role in organising pro-Sisi political coalitions.[2] The main coordinator for choosing who should be a member of the list was Yaser Selim, a former Mukhabarat officer still working for the Mukhabarat as a civilian, with Seif al-Yazal having a nominal responsibility in coordinating the list.[2] The creation of the alliance was announced in a press conference on 4 February 2015.[2]

2015 election

In the 2015 Egyptian parliamentary election, the party submitted an electoral list contesting the 45 closed-list seats of the Upper Egypt constituency. Initially, the list however was rejected by Egypt's High Election Committee (HEC).[5] In the final announcement, the list however was eventually admitted. In the other three constituencies, the party didn't submit an electoral list.

Some of the individuals involved with the alliance, including Tamarod founder Mahmoud Badr as well as former minister Osama Heikal, were formerly part of Kamal el-Ganzouri's National Alliance.[1] The Tagammu Party left the alliance and will compete for individual seats as part of the Leftist Alliance.[6] A member of the party attempted to join the For the Love of Egypt list, though he was not allowed to.[7][8] The Tomorrow Party left the alliance and rejoined the Egyptian Front.[9] The Egyptian Patriotic Movement and My Homeland Egypt Party are not part of the alliance.[10] The coalition is seen as being supportive of current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, although the Reform and Development Misruna Party has been skeptical about the support.[11] 24 former members of the National Democratic Party won seats in the first phase of the 2015 election.[12] The Reform and Development Misruna Party later became part of the Civil Democratic Movement.[13]

Composition

Party Main ideology Leader/s
Conservative Party Conservatism Akmal Kourtam
Free Egyptians Party Liberalism Essam Khalil
New Wafd Party National liberalism El-Sayyid el-Badawi
Sadat Democratic Party Effat Al-Sadat
Tamarod[14] Secularism, Anti-corruption
Modern Egypt Party[15] Nabil Deibis
Nation's Future Party[16] Mohamed Badran
Conference Party[17] Catch-all
Reform and Renaissance Party[18] Islamism

References

  1. ^ a b "Why do politicians keep fighting despite common goals?". Daily News Egypt. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Bahgat, Hossam (2016-03-14). "Anatomy of an election". Mada Masr. Archived from the original on 2019-09-24. Retrieved 2019-10-01.
  3. ^ "New 'For Egypt' list launched to run in parliamentary elections". Egypt Independent. 4 February 2015. Archived from the original on 8 July 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  4. ^ "'For the Love of Egypt' electoral list leaves political parties divided". Ahram Online. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  5. ^ "HEC announces reasons for rejecting 'Nedaa Misr' List". Al Bawaba. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Candidates 'swinging' between unstable electoral alliances". Daily News Egypt. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Al-Tagammu Party 'kicked out' at last minute before elections deadline". Daily News Egypt. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  8. ^ "اجتماع الجبهة الوطنية يقرر رسميا الانضمام لقائمة "صحوة مصر"". Youm7. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  9. ^ "انتخابات "الجبهة المصرية" تناقش الشكل المبدأى لقوائم "القاهرة" و"الصعيد"". Youm7. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  10. ^ ""فى حب مصر": حزب "الحركة الوطنية" خارج القائمة لعدم توافقنا معه". El Balad. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Pro-Sisi coalitions to dominate Egypt's parliamentary elections". Ahram Online. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  12. ^ "24 former NDP members win elections". Egypt Independent. 23 October 2015. Archived from the original on 8 July 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Eight liberal and leftist Egyptian parties to boycott 2018 presidential elections". Ahram Online. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  14. ^ ""فى حب مصر": اعتماد 4 منسقين لقوائم القطاعات الأربعة و10 أحزاب مشاركة". Youm7. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  15. ^ "حمزة زوبع يفضح الإخوان: طالبنا عناصرنا بالتصعيد فى اعتصام رابعة للوصول لنقطة تفاوض.. وأنصار التنظيم يهاجمونه: الجماعة ضللتنا وما قالوه سقطة وتشير إلى بيع القضية.. وسلفيون: جزاء من يسير خلف الجماعة". Youm7. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  16. ^ "كلام نهائى.. انتهاء تشكيل قائمة فى حب مصر وإعلان الأسماء رسمياً فى مؤتمر خلال أيام.. سيف اليزل: "مصر بلدى" خارج القائمة.. و8 مقاعد لكل من "الوفد" و"المصريين الأحرار".. وارتباك بقواعد"الجبهة المصرية"". Youm7. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  17. ^ "انتخابات "الجبهة المصرية" تناقش الشكل المبدأى لقوائم "القاهرة" و"الصعيد"". El Watan News. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  18. ^ ""الإصلاح والنهضة" يقرر دعم قائمة "في حب مصر"". El-Balad. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.


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