Bread and Freedom Party

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Bread and Freedom Party

حزب العيش والحرية
LeaderKhaled Ali[1]
Founded2013
Split fromSocialist Popular Alliance Party
HeadquartersEgypt
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Anti-capitalism
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationCivil Democratic Movement[2]
House of Representatives
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The Bread and Freedom Party (Arabic: حزب العيش والحرية‎; Eish we Horria), also translated as the Bread and Liberty Party,[3] is a democratic socialist party in Egypt created by former members of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party.[4] The party is not registered as of 10 February 2014.[5]

280 members from the Socialist Popular Alliance Party gave their resignations in early November 2013, though the resignations were rejected by Abdel-Ghafar Shukr, the head of the party.[6] The Daily News Egypt site gives the number of resigning members as 304.[7] The resigning members criticized their former party for aligning itself with the military during the transitional period and defending the actions of the police.[7] The policies of the Bread and Freedom Party include wealth redistribution and development.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donald Trump's "great friend" locks up more dissidents in Egypt". The Economist. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Eight liberal and leftist Egyptian parties to boycott 2018 presidential elections". Ahram Online. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Bread and Liberty Party launches campaign in support of slum dwellers". Cairo Post. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  4. ^ a b "New socialist party launched in Egypt". Ahram Online. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Six political groups to hold conference demanding release of political detainees". Ahram Online. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Mass membership resignations rejected by Egypt's Socialist Popular Alliance Party". Ahram Online. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Social Popular Alliance Party shaken by 304 resignations". Daily News Egypt. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.