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Freedom Party (Egypt)

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Freedom Party

حزب الحرية
ChairmanMamdouh Hassan
General SecretaryMoatz Hassan
Founded17 July 2011 (2011-07-17)[1]
Dissolved18 September 2012 (2012-09-18)
Split fromNational Democratic Party
Merged intoConference Party[2]
HeadquartersCairo
IdeologyLiberalism
Big tent
House of Representatives
3 / 568
Website
www.alhoriaparty.com

The Freedom Party (Arabic: حزب الحرية‎, romanizedHizb 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.[1]

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.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Meet the National Democratic Party Offshoots", Egypt Elections Watch, Jadaliyya and Ahram Online, 18 November 2011, retrieved 16 December 2013
  2. ^ "NDP holdovers, FJP look for allies ahead of Egypt's legislative polls". Ahram Online. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. ^ Mubarak-era figures recycle careers in rural Egypt, Daily News Egypt, 9 January 2012, retrieved 16 December 2013


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