FILE: Chairman of Al-Wafd Party Bahaa al-Din Abu Shoka CAIRO -- 16 August 2019: Chairman of the 40-year old New Wafd Party
Bahaa Abu Shoka has decided to form a legal committee former of law and legal affairs professors, to prosecute those who insult the nationalist liberal party.
This came amid internal disputes taking place inside the party, after a high-level election took place inside Egypt's 40-year old New Wafd Party
, as some candidates who lost ballots announced that they filled grievances to the chairperson of the party over the election results, only few days after a high-level election took place.
Sayyid El-Badawi (C), head of the Wafd party
, leaves the headquarters of the main Wafd party
following a meeting with the party's supreme committee, in the capital Cairo, on January 27, 2018.
The bloc was primarily designed to include the liberal Wafd Party
, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and the leftist Tagammu party.
"It is likely that the presidential system will be maintained, but with guarantees to ensure that the ruler will not turn into a dictator," said Baha Al Deen Abu Shuqa, a senior official in the liberal Al Wafd Party
Abou el-Ghar said it was possible that his own party could still be allotted one of the deputy positions if the Wafd party
chose not to go along with the accord.
The Wafd Party
seems to be the only major political force raising a stink over voting irregularities and how they may have affected the party's performance.
It was carried out by Egyptians and Sudanese from different walks of life in the wake of the British-ordered exile of revolutionary leader Saad Zaghloul and other members of the Wafd Party
Ahmed Ezz El-Arab, the vice chairman of Egypt's Wafd Party
, went on to claim that Anne Frank's memoirs were a "fake" and that despite evidence; six million Jews were not killed in the Holocaust.
Gul met leaders of some parties and representatives of NGOs in Egypt, including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Bedi, Ayman Nour, chairperson of El-Ghad political party, Sayyid al-Badawi, President of Egypt's New Wafd party
, as well as George Ishak, chairman of Kefaya Group.
Mounir Abdel Nour, secretary-general of the Wafd party
, a decades old liberal, nationalist party, became tourism minister.
It will not be a surprise when the final results of the Egyptian parliamentary elections are announced and it appears that candidates affiliated with opposition forces have won seats in the second round, which was held yesterday, despite the fact that the first round had ended in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) winning a number of seats unbelievable at any elections, the Wafd Party
winning two seats and the El-Ghad, Tagammu and Social Justice parties winning one seat each.