Last Update 0:37
Thursday, 23 May 2019

Nour Party board appoints deputies under chairman Makhioun

The second and third in command of El-Nour Party are appointed as party readies itself for upcoming national polls

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 Jan 2013
Yousef Makhioun
Nour Party Chairman Yousef Makhioun (Photo: Ahram)
Views: 1170
Views: 1170

The Salafist El-Nour Party's High Board appointed Wednesday two deputies to assist party chairman Younis Makhioun.

Sayed Mustafa Khalifa was appointed as first deputy and Bassam El-Zarqa was appointed as second deputy.

The High Board also appointed Galal Mora as the party's secretary general, Ashraf Thabet as head of its planning committee, Nader Bakkar as deputy chairman for media affairs, and Talaat Marzouq as deputy chairman for legal affairs.  

El-Nour Party was previously led by Emad Abdel-Ghafour, who represented the party's "reformist" camp.

Abdel-Ghafour quit the party in late December following a dispute with followers of Yasser El-Borhami. He currently heads up the newly-formed Salafist Al-Watan Party. 

Makhioun won the El-Nour Party chairmanship election uncontested in early January to become the new party head.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.