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Political star Hamzawy founds his own party
Misr Al-Horreya, a new liberal party, to be founded 18 May
Mohamed El Hebeishy, Monday 16 May 2011
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Egypt’s newest addition to the political scene, Misr Al-Horreya (Freedom Egypt), is due to be officially announced in a press conference later this week.

Misr Al-Horreya falls on the liberal side of the spectrum, calling for a free market economy and civil state while taking into consideration the social justice dimension.

Amr Hamzawy, the party's founder, was first introduced to the Egyptian political scene as a political analyst and later became Research Director and Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center. His writings were critical of Mubarak's rule. Later, Hamzawy returned to Egypt and is now a political science professor at Cairo University.

Hamzawy’s move of forming a new political party comes one month after he quit the Social Democratic Party over the its statement condemning the use of violence against demonstrators in Tahrir Square on April 9th.

The official English translation of the party's name is yet to be announced.

The press conference is set for Wednesday 18 May in the afternoon at a venue yet to be announced. It marks the establishment of Misr Al-Horreya political party, announcing its manifesto, programme and general advisory committee.



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Inas Omar
17-05-2011 07:33pm
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Unite please
All the new parties think the same, talk the same, have the same goals, so why any more parties? Actually all the new liberal parties should unite under one banner. Please lets forget ego and reach a concensus
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Zoheir Abouguendia
17-05-2011 02:10am
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New Party
We are in a new era. Political movements and organizations should be encouraged to discover their places and their directions. Things will sort themselves out with time. Let us just hope that not many disputes arise within the old parties, small or big.
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Egyptian-American
16-05-2011 08:08pm
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stupidity
This is so incredibly stupid. Why doesn't he just join another existing liberal party like Al Masreen Al Ahrar instead of creating a new party to further divide and weaken the already divided and weak liberal population in Egypt???? Putting ego ahead of country...great start to democracy Egypt!
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