Liberal Egyptian Bloc launches its 2011 election campaign

Ahram Online, Tuesday 1 Nov 2011

The three-party Bloc sets out its stall ahead of the parliamentary elections and accuses the Muslim Brotherhood of attempting to dominate Egypt's political life

The liberal Egyptian Bloc officially launched its parliamentary electoral campaign Tuesday evening at the 5-star Shepherd Hotel in downtown Cairo.

The Bloc is comprised of three political parties: the liberal Free Egyptians, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and the leftist Tagammu Party.

The Bloc has agreed on a unified campaign slogan: "Together, we will achieve what is ours".

Refaat El-Said, head of the Tagammu Party, used his remarks in the event to accuse the Muslim Brotherhood of conspiring to monopolise political power.

Hani Seri El-Din, the head of the Free Egyptians Party, stressed that the three-party alliance is only a first step in a long term strategic alliance between the country's liberal forces that aims to fight for a democratic country based on full equality between all citizens and a socially-oriented market system.

The parliamentary elections kick off on 28 November.

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