The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Makram-Ebied resigns from al-Ghad

In a text from al-Ghad party member, Wael Nawara:

"Mona Makram Ebeid, Secretary-General of El Ghad, had today resigned from the party for what she described as 'Personal reasons in addition to internal division.'

We realize that these are difficult times for anyone to be in opposition in Egypt. We respect Dr. Mona's decision and wish her well."

Will this be an isolated incident or will the government make a move to exploit the "internal divisions" which could lead to the party being frozen like several of its predecessors.

At last count, 7 out of 19 political parties, including the Liberals (Ahrar) and Labor, are frozen.