Nour Party head reaches out to 'uncorrupted' NDP members

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Jan 2013

The Salafist Nour Party calls for new relationship with those members of the old regime's National Democratic Party who were not involved in corruption

The head of the Salafist Nour Party, Yousef Makhioun, said on Tuesday his view that not all of the former members of Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party (NDP) were involved in corruption.

"The old regime can be split into two groups; one that corrupted political life and another that belonged to the NDP but that remained uncorrupted," said Makhioun at a press conference held at the Movenpick Hotel in Cairo.  

"We need to open a new page and deal with them [non-corrupt former NDP members] differently," he said.

Makhioun warned that Egypt would reach a state of division and chaos adding that "some are trying to take advantage of the current split within the Egyptian street to accomplish private gains."

Makhioun is the Nour Party's new chairman. He was elected after former party head and head of Nour's reformist camp Emad Abdel-Ghafour resigned and formed the Watan Party with some of his supporters.

The National Democratic Party was dissolved by court ruling in April 2011, two months after the ousting of former president Mubarak.


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