VP of the Free Egyptians Party resigns, leaving the reasons a mystery

Ahram Online, Friday 2 Mar 2012

The resignation of MP Mohamed Abu Hamed, VP of the Free Egyptians Party started by Christian business tycoon, Sawiris, has left his party with many questions

Abu Hamed
Mohamed Abu Hamed (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Parliamentary MP Mohamed Abu Hamed has handed in his resignation to the Free Egyptians Party.

The head of the party, Ahmed Said has confirmed that the party's political office will unanimously accept Abu Hamed's resignation.

According to Said, Abu Hamed gave his resignation at midnight on Thursday without disclosing any reasons for his decision, much to the despair of the party's members, especially since he preemptively announced his decision to the media.

On Wednesday, Abu Hamed resigned from his two positions as vice president of liberal the party and as head of the party's parliamentarian bloc.

The Free Egyptians Party was founded by prominent Coptic-Christian business tycoon, Naguib Sawiris, during the January 25 Revolution. The party's main objective is to promote Egypt's economic and social development. It ran under the umbrella of the liberal Egyptian Bloc during the 2011 parliamentary elections, winning 15 seats in Egypt's parliament.

The liberal party boycotted the upper house elections that took place from 29 January until 22 February, 2012.

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