The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

New liberal party launched

Dr. Osama al-Ghazali Harb, political pundit and editor of Al-Siyassa Al-Dawliya, is to hold a press conference on the launching of his new political party in Egypt on Sunday, 16 July, 11am at the Shepherd Hotel in downtown Cairo, according to a press release I received.
Harb, a former member of the NDP’s Policies’ Secretariat, resigned from the party shortly after he voted against Mubarak’s proposed constitutional amendment at the Shura Council February last year, and expressed his interest in forming a new political party with a liberal agenda.

I’m attaching the press release.
Press Release
The Democratic Front Party
(Under establishment)

The founders of the Democratic Front Party (under establishment) will be holding a press conference on Sunday, 16 July 2006, at 11:00 am in Shepard Hotel, Nefertiti Hall.
At this conference speakers will introduce the principal founders of the party, present its program and invite all Egyptian citizens to participate in the establishment of the party.
Speakers include representatives of the founding party members Dr. Yehia Al-Gamal, the prominent lawyer and professor of constitutional law at Cairo University, and Dr. Osama Al-Ghazali Harb, Editor in Chief of Al-Siyassa Al-Dawliya Journal and member of Shura Council, in addition to a number of prominent public figures and new young faces who have participated in founding the party.