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'Strong Egypt' party formally launched

Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh officially inaugurates 'Strong Egypt' party amid supporters in Cairo

Zeinab El Gundy , Wednesday 31 Oct 2012
Abdel Moneim Abu El Fotouh
Abdel Moneim Abu El Fotouh officially registers his party "Strong Egypt" among supporters in Cairo (Photo: Mai Shaheen)
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Former presidential candidate and founder of "Strong Egypt" Party, Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh stated on Wednesday that all necessary registration documents were submitted to the Parties Affairs Committee at the Supreme Court to officially recognize the new political party.

Hundreds of his supporters and members, mostly youth, gathered in front of the Supreme Court early Wednesday morning from different areas in Cairo and Giza's working class districts - Nahaya and Imbaba - as well from the Suez and Tanta governorates.

"Strong Egypt" supporters carried the party’s flags and wore its white and orange logos, as they waited for Abul-Fotouh to arrive.

Members of Ultras “Fatahawy” also celebrated the official registration of the party, chanting party slogans and waving the Ultras flags with the logo “Strong Egypt.”

The large crowd of supporters disrupted mid-day traffic on 26 of July Street downtown Cairo.

The Party’s co-founding members, former Muslim Brotherhood member and Islamist lawyer Mokhater Noah and leftist activist and professor Rabab ElMahdi arrived before Abul-Fotouh presented about 8500 signatures from members (Powers of Attorney)to the Parties Affairs.

A press conference was cancelled last minute due to the crowds in front of the Supreme Court. Instead, Abul-Fotouh addressed his audience outside the court building for two minutes before leaving.

“If it were not for the martyrs of the 25 January revolution, we would not be here,” Abul-Fotouh told the crowd. He added that the principles and goals of the “Strong Egypt” Party are the same goals of the Egyptian revolution - “Bread, Freedom and Social Justice.”

“The revolution continues till we achieve the demands of the revolution, the demands of the Egyptian people,” said the former leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and former presidential candidate who "refused polarization and welcomed all political powers and trends to the party from left to right and from Islamists to Christians."

According to the Political Party Law, to launch a political party, the applicants must send a request to the committee which in return should reply within 30 days.

Should the applicants receive no reply from the committee within the 30-day period, the party becomes legally accredited the next day.

“Strong Egypt” Party originally emerged last June from the presidential campaign of Abul-Fotouh that included thousands of volunteers from different political trends and parts of the country.

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nor abdul karim
03-11-2012 10:06am
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islamic values is not to be compromised by power greed..
Islam is simple ..islam is the way of life as explicit in our holy Quran and Sunnah..so why make it so difficult? it is all about political power and ambition...
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Ayman
02-11-2012 07:46am
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hypocrisy
@Rashid: Can we call anyone a Muslim that lusts after power and tries to solidify his dictatorship using religion as a tool.
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Faruque
01-11-2012 02:03pm
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Mind it who is gaining
After long dictatorial era and historic movement at Tahrir , Bloodshed, losing life, time, hungry, gathering, unity, slogan, rally, vote, Parliamentary election, dissolution of that, One more Presidential election, Drama, action, and fiction to declare that result. intention of power handover, court judgement think all those and all the situation so consider present scenario and take the steps or comment. Do not be judgemental because God knows about the peoples intention therefore, take care of the comments also mind whom are gonna benefited by your comment. Faruque.
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Aladdin, Egypt
01-11-2012 02:14am
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Ego Trip
It will serve no purpase other than fracture our struggle against the Mofsideen fi Al-Erd. the propmote religious dictatorship that will abdicate freedom and modern way of life. Look what the Aytollah did to Iran? They ruin it and wasted their money on phoney nuclear projects. Shame on you!
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Rashid
01-11-2012 01:13am
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Can we call them muslim who deny contents of the Quran
Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh and the followers of similar ideology have been united to oppose Sharia guided by Quran. I understand, many people among them perform salat and some other activities ordained in Islam. However, knowingly or unknowlingly they are denying and resisting and declare war against Quran. This is the case not only in Egypt, this true for all the muslim lands. My question for them is, if you don't like the Islam of Brotherwhood, that is if their Islam is not according to Quran and Sunnah, you could form other party, which will be according to Quran and sunnah. Because you people claim yourself as muslim and declare war against Sharia. If you are brave enough, please declare openly, you don't believe in Quran and the sunnah of prophet Mohammed (PBUH). In this case the people of Egypt will understand, who you are and they will through their support accordingly.
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Sarah
01-11-2012 04:58pm
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take it as whole or leave it
I totally agree Ido not know why all these arguments about Sharea as if quraan and Sonna are written by Islamist We accepted to be Muslims then we have to follow the rules of Islam not follow what we like If we believe the quraan are the words of ALlah WHy do not we follow what he ordered us to do WE were created to worship ALlah but we always forget that
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