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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.