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Renaissance Party (Egypt)

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Renaissance Party

حزب النهضة
Hezb Al-Nahda[1]
LeaderIbrahim Al-Zafaraany[2]
FoundedMarch 2011 (2011-03)[3]
IdeologySalafism[1]
House of Representatives
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The Egyptian Renaissance Party (Arabic: حزب النهضة‎, romanizedHezb Al-Nahda),[1] also known as the Revival Party,[4] is a Salafist political party.[5] However, it has also been reported to be in favor of a civil state.[6] The leader of the party, Ibrahim Al-Zafaraany, stated that the party would focus on education and "scientific research"[2] as well as the economy.[7] Al-Zafaraany is a former member of al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya.[8]

The party was founded by former members of the Muslim Brotherhood.[9] The founder of the party is Mohammed Habib.[10]

In the Qandil Cabinet, one minister was a member of the Renaissance Party.[11] The party has stated in September 2012 that it and the Virtue Party would merge.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Ahram Online's idiot's guide to Egypt's emergent political landscape". Ahram Online. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Egypt: Mohamed Habib quits Brotherhood, joins new party". Bikya Masr. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Defying leadership, Brotherhood youth form new party". Egypt Independent. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  4. ^ "The ups and downs of our civil current". Al-Ahram Weekly On-line. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Egypt's Salafists proliferate with yet another Salafi party in the works". Ahram Online. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  6. ^ "The ups and downs of our civil current". Al-Ahram Weekly On-line. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Political freedom, competition drives rifts between Muslim Brotherhood factions". Egypt Independent. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Meet the Brotherhood's enforcer: Khairat El-Shater". Al-Ahram On-line. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Al-Wasat Party". Ahram Online. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Islamists ally against Muslim Brotherhood". Egypt Independent. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Egypt PM Qandil makes some surprise, controversial ministerial choices". Ahram Online. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Two Egyptian Islamist parties announce merger". Egypt Independent. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
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