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Relations sour between Wafd and Moussa over Egypt's new party

Former presidential candidate and the Wafd set to meet Thursday to discuss disagreement over Moussa's leadership of new Egyptian Conference Party

Ahram Online , Thursday 20 Sep 2012
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An altercation began, Thursday, between former presidential candidate Amr Moussa and the Liberal Wafd Party, after Moussa failed to discuss his role as head of the newly-established Egyptian Conference Party (ECP) with the political party.

Moussa, who came fifth in the presidential elections, is already honorary president of the Wafd Party, a title he was granted in May of this year. Relations, consequently, soured on Monday when Moussa launched the ECP, a coalition of 25 political parties and movements that does not include the Wafd.

According to Egyptian daily Al-Shorouk, the Wafd is set to hold a meeting late Thursday with Moussa to discuss its disagreement over Moussa's leadership of the ECP, which the Wafd is not a part of.

The ECP includes the Democratic Front Party, Ghad El-Thawra party, the Egyptian Arabic Socialist Party, the El-Geel Democratic Party, the Social Peace Party, the Reform and Building Party, the Sufi Egyptian, the Tahrir Party, Masr El-Fatah, the Egyptian Arabic Union, the Revolution's Guards, the Thawra Party, Arab for Justice and Equality, the Social Justice Party, Al-Tali'a Al-Arabiya Party, Al-Wai'e Party, the Revolution Youth Union, Amr Moussa's presidential campaign team, El-Khodr Party and Al-Mustikloon Al-Goded.

It also contains a large number of offshoots of Hosni Mubarak's now-defunct National Democratic Party, such as the Conservatives Party, the Freedom Party and the Egyptian Citizen Party.

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