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|General Secretary||Moatz Hassan|
|Founded||17 July 2011|
|Dissolved||18 September 2012|
|Split from||National Democratic Party|
|Merged into||Conference Party|
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The Freedom Party (Arabic: حزب الحرية, romanized: Hizb al-Horreya) is an Egyptian political party. It was founded on 17 July 2011. The party consists of remnants of the formerly dominant National Democratic Party, which was dissolved following the 2011 Egyptian revolution. The party's chairman is Mamdouh Hassan, its secretary general was his brother Moatz Hassan.
Many former NDP MPs joined this party. In the elections for the People's Assembly from November 2011 through January 2012, the Freedom Party won 1.9% of the popular vote and five out of 498 elected seats. The party also gained votes from the Coptic Christian community by placing Copts on the top of their electoral lists.
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- "NDP holdovers, FJP look for allies ahead of Egypt's legislative polls". Ahram Online. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- Mubarak-era figures recycle careers in rural Egypt, Daily News Egypt, 9 January 2012, retrieved 16 December 2013
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