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Egypt Freedom Party withdraws from Egyptian Bloc before elections

Egypt Freedom Party decided to pull out of the Egyptian ‎Bloc in protest against what its spokespersons described as a 'lack of transparency' and lists two others they will not ally with

Ahram Online, Saturday 15 Oct 2011
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Misr Al-Horreya (The Egypt Freedom Party), yet to be officially launched, decided to pull out of the Egyptian ‎Bloc in protest against what its spokespersons described as a “lack of transparency” in the candidate ‎selection process for parliamentary elections set for November.

Egypt Freedom also cited the presence of several former regime figures – specifically from the National Democratic Party - on the joint electoral lists as a reason for its break. ‎

Egypt Freedom, which was founded by political star Amr Hamzawy, is now in talks with ‎several parties to form an alliance during elections. ‎

The party’s Secretary General Shahir George stressed that Egypt Freedom will not ‎cooperate ‎with the Democratic Alliance for Egypt - currently led by the Muslim ‎Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party - nor Wafd Party, which ‎recently withdrew from the alliance.‎

Freedom Egypt is the second party to withdraw from the Egyptian Bloc. The Popular ‎Alliance Party was the first to pull out a couple of days ago.‎

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