Egyptian youth to form new political party

Last Updated: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 16:17

Cairo: A group of young people in Egypt who had taken part in the anti-government protests that led to the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak, has announced that they are forming a new political party.

The group will seek to bring the protesters` demands to reality by political activity, Hamdi Baha el-Din, one of the group`s founders, told Egyptian news agency MENA.

The members will follow legal procedures to start the party after the March 19 referendum on constitutional amendments, Xinhua reported.

Cairo`s High Administrative Court approved on February 19 the first Egyptian party with an Islamic background - Al Wasat - which had been seeking a licence since 15 years.

Egypt`s largest political opposition, the Muslim Brotherhood, is also preparing to establish a political party named Freedom and Justice Party, according to a statement on its website.

Mubarak stepped down on February 11 after 18 days of anti-government protests and moved to the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.


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First Published: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 16:17

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