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Procedures for demolishing defunct NDP headquarters begin

The building was burnt out in 2011 when protests erupted against long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak

Ahram Online , Sunday 17 May 2015
National Democratic Party (NDP)
View of the National Democratic Party (NDP) in Downtown Cairo, Egypt, Sunday May 17, 2015 (Photo: Mai Shaheen)
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Procedures for demolishing two extension buildings which were the headquarters of the former ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), which former president Hosni Mubarak belonged to, began on Sunday in Tahrir Square.

In April 2015, the Egyptian cabinet approved demolishing the main downtown headquarters of the NDP.

National Democratic Party (NDP)
(Photo: Mai Shaheen)

The cabinet announced in March 2014 that the headquarters would be demolished and the space given to the adjoining garden and buildings of the Egyptian Museum.

The NDP headquarters was torched 28 January 2011 during mass protests demanding the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak.

National Democratic Party (NDP)
(Photo: Mai Shaheen)

Mubarak was forced to step down 11 February 2011. He has since been on trial for several charges, including the killing of peaceful protesters, but has been acquitted of most of them.

The NDP was dissolved by court order in April 2011 and its assets seized by the state.

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