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People Party

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People Party

الشعب
Al Shaab[1]
Founded20 October 2012
IdeologyIslamism[2]
Economic populism[3]
National affiliationAnti-Coup Alliance[4]
House of Representatives
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The People Party is an Islamist party in Egypt which is part of the Anti-Coup Alliance.

History and profile

On 8 October 2012 the Egyptian Salafist Front proposed the creation of a new political party, to be named the People Party.[5] The party was established on 20 October 2012.[6] According to Ahmed Mawlana, the official party spokesman, the People Party will deal with issues that it perceives to be neglected by other Islamic parties, such as "the Nubians’ rights, as well as those of farmers and workers".[1]

Political program

The People Party prioritizes seeking justice and identity. Individuals and groups that overuse government resources are not appreciated. Identity is paramount, with a special emphasis on cultural, economic, and political independence. Subsidized education is encouraged. Support of Palestine in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is an additional plank of the party's platform.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b El-Behairy,Nouran (20 October 2012). "Salafi Front Launches "Al-Shaab" Party". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  2. ^ "New Salafi party has curious policy mix". Egypt Independent. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  3. ^ "New Salafi Party Signals Leftist Trend in Islamist Economics". Atlantic Council. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Anti-Coup Alliance cites reasons for boycotting referendum". Daily News Egypt. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Salafist Front to establish new political party". Ahram Online. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Egypt's Salafist Front launches 'People Party'". Ahram Online. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Egyptian Al Shaab Party's Political Program". Islamopedia Online. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
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