Liberal Constitutional Party (Egypt)

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Liberal Constitutional Party

حزب الاحرار الدستوريين
Historical leaderAdli Yakan Pasha
FoundedOctober 30, 1922 (1922-10-30)
DissolvedJuly 23, 1952 (1952-07-23)
Split fromWafd Party
HeadquartersCairo, Kingdom of Egypt
NewspaperAl-Siyāsa
IdeologyConstitutionalism
Social liberalism
Political positionCentre-left
International affiliationNone
Colours     Violet

The Liberal Constitutional Party (Arabic: حزب الاحرار الدستوريين‎, Ḥizb al-aḥrār al-dustūriyyīn) was an Egyptian political party founded in 1922 by a group of politicians that left the Wafd Party.

History[edit]

The Liberal Constitutional Party was founded in 1922 during a meeting chaired by Adli Yakan Pasha,[1] and some time later the party launched a newspaper, the al-Siyāsa (The Politics). Several Wafd-liberal like Muhammad Mahmoud Pasha, Muhammad Husayn Haykal and Ali Mahir Pasha joined in the party.

The party, despite the Wafd that has been nationalist and conservative views, supported the creation of a liberal constitution (approved on 19 April 1923), the secularization of the State, the approach to the United Kingdom and also the total unification of Egypt and Sudan.

The party was banned, like the others political parties, after the coup d'état of 1952.

Leaders[edit]

Election results[edit]

House of Representatives
Election Votes % Seats +/– Leader
1926 unknown (#2)
30 / 215
New
Adli Yakan Pasha
1936 unknown (#2)
17 / 232
Decrease 13
Muhammad Mahmoud Pasha
1942 unknown (#2)
4 / 264
Decrease 13
Ali Mahir Pasha
1945 unknown (#2)
74 / 264
Increase 70
Ali Mahir Pasha
1950 unknown (#3)
26 / 319
Decrease 48
Ali Mahir Pasha

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shillington, Kevin (2004). Encyclopedia of African History. Routledge. p. 800.