Egypt's main opposition parties form new alliance

Published October 9th, 2005 - 03:08 GMT

Egypt's main opposition groups and the Muslim Brotherhood have set up a unified coalition to compete in the November parliamentary elections. "The Wafd, Tagammu and Nasserists and the Muslim Brotherhood in addition to some eight other opposition groups have formed a National Front for Change," Tagammu Secretary General Rifaat Al-Said was quoted as saying by IOL.


He added a joint platform would be drafted by the new alliance. "The Wafd, Tagammu and the Nasserists will in all likelihood field candidates as part of a coalition while the Brotherhood will field their own," Said added.


The fledging National Front for Change also includes the Kefaya movement, Center Party, Karama Party, the National Coalition for Reform, the National Gathering for Democratic Change, Labour party and the Popular Campaign for Change.


Former prime minister Dr. Aziz Sedki was named the front's secretary general and Noaman Gomaa, the Wafd Party leader, as its spokesman.


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