ElBaradei's Constitution Party to merge with Adl Party

Ahram Online, Thursday 27 Sep 2012

Mohamed ElBaradei's Constitution Party announces decision to merge with Adl Party on Thursday as liberal forces in Egypt regroup to face Islamist hegemony on politics

Mohamed ElBaradei launched his new "Dustour" (Constitution) during a news conference in Cairo April 28, 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

The Constitution Party announced its decision to merge with the Adl Party on Thursday.

Both parties share a similar vision and are working to achieve "freedom, dignity and social justice," the party said on its official Facebook page.

The two parties agreed to merge during a meeting on Thursday attended by Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the Constitution Party, and Emad Sayed Ahmed, head of the Adl Party, along with other senior leaders of both parties.

The Constitution Party was founded by reform campaigner ElBaradei. Prominent members of the party include former culture minister Emad Abou Ghazi, former Ghad Party member Gameela Ismael, and founder of the Kefaya movement George Ishaq.

The Adl Party was formally established after Egypt's revolution in early 2011. The party declares that it seeks to protect the goals of the revolution and promote the country’s social and economic development. The party professes a liberal platform but decided not to align itself with Egypt’s liberal or Islamist camps, calling instead for a “third way.”

The name of the new party is yet to be announced. 

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