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Background: The People’s Assembly and Shūrā Council (Senate) were elected through an electoral system of single member plurality under Ḥusnī Mubārak’s regime. The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) always ensured a super-majority by means of fraud, ballot stuffing, intimidation, and lack of...
Background: Prominent Egyptian democratization activist Dr. Sa‘d al-Dīn ʾĪbrāhīm (born 3 December, 1938) discusses the issue of elections in Egypt, and the extent to which they are fair or corrupt. Dr. ʾĪbrāhīm's interest is with democracy and human rights. He is involved in many organisations...
Background: Ḥizb al-Waṭanī al-Dimuqrāṭī (The National Democratic Party (NDP)) was the ruling party of the Egyptian parliament since 1978 until 2011, when it dissolved as a result of the Egyptian Revolution. During the 1995 elections, the NDP held almost all the seats of the parliament, and mostly...
Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī was born in al-Beḥīrah governorate in November 1944. In 2005, al-Fiqī defended the amendment that was proposed by President Ḥusnā Mubārak to article 67 of the Egyptian constitution. The amendment, which was approved in a public referendum, allows multi-candidate presidential...
The Muslim Brotherhood's (MB) overwhelming success in the Teachers Syndicate election was a blow to remnants of the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP), claimed 'Isām al-'Iryān, the vice president of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, at a popular rally in Beni Suef on Friday (...
A Salafī leader in Egypt said on Monday that his political party, the Nūr Party, includes several leaders from the disbanded National Democratic Party (NDP).
Du‘ā’ talks about why Egyptians never vote. She talks to a number of random Egyptian citizens who make it clear that they do not vote because they know for a fact that the elections are “settled in advance.” They are also afraid of the infamous violence that occurs at polling centers. “The majority...
Beni Suef Diocese Vicar, Father Bakhūm, said that he received a letter from the National Democratic Party, signed by Secretary General Dr. ‘Abd al-Rahmān Salīm, requesting a list of names that the church would like to run for parliament. Father Bakhūm says he replied with a list of names of four...
Munīr Fakhrī ‘Abd Al-Nūr examines protest movements again the National Democratic Party, reflecting on their causes, effectiveness, and Al- Barād‘ī'’s role in the future of Egyptian politics.
Representatives of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood at the People’s Assembly and leadership of the ruling National Democratic Party absented from Easter celebrations in Alexandria. Depute Mahmūd ‘Atīyah of the group justified the absence by the different occupations his comrades had.
The issue of the formation of a legal Muslim Brotherhood political party has re-surfaced after the speaker of the People’s Assembly stated that it is time to establish such a party.
Egyptian Churches have criticized the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) for not inviting them to attend the party’s annual conference. They re-affirmed the necessity of speeding up the activation of the enforcement of the concepts of citizenship and religious freedom.
Michael Munīr will meet with a leading NDP member, during his visit to Cairo, to discuss with him issues of concern to the Copts and believes that the laymens’ demands are legitimate.
Sources close to Pope Shenouda asserted that the pope had received a phone call from a senior leader of the National Democratic Party to consult him on the issue of the unified draft law for building houses of worship.
The following presents an interview between Dr. Hala Mustafa and CIDT interns. Dr. Mustafa comments on her role in the National Democratic Party’s Policies Committee, her opinions on reform in Egypt, critiquing the role of Egyptian security, and the necessary steps needed for reform to take effect.
Authorities in Egypt have agreed to license a political party named the Democratic Front led by Usāmah al-Ghazūlī, a defector from the ruling National Democratic Party.
The article presents a dialogue with Ahmad Abū Ḥajjī, who started as an Islamist, then became a Marxist, and is now an NDP member of parliament.
Some intellectuals comment on Christians’ political activities.
The author pursues his lastest report on the defenders of the minister of culture and regarded them as autocrats who despise the public opinion.
A press review on a recent symposium about Copts’ participation in political life in Egypt. Participants of different perspectives expressed their viewpoints about the matter, and proposed practical steps to stimulate Copts’ participation in political life. The Muslim Brotherhood was also...

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