The Party Affairs Committee has issued a study entitled, ‘A map of current parties in Egypt up to 28 September 2011’, the first study of its kind since the revolution.
According to the study there are 47 parties operating officially in Egypt. There were 23 parties before the January 25 Revolution, while since the revolution 24 new parties have been created.
The study reports 18 parties issue newspapers and all of these were approved before the revolution.
The Freedom and Justice Party was the first party to be approved after the revolution.