11 parties form national alliance to run in senate elections
CAIRO – 15 July 2020: As the country prepares for its senate elections set to be held within less than a month, a national alliance including 11 parties was formed to run in the race.
Head of Nation’s Future Party Abdel el-Wahab Abdel Razek announced finalizing electoral lists of parties combined in an alliance that includes:
- Nation’s Future Party
- Wafd Party
- Democratic Egyptian Party
- Republican People Party
- Modern Egypt Party
- El-Tagammu Party
- El-Mo’tamar Party
- Reform and Development Party
- National Movement Party
- Freedom Party
“Everyone was keen on the public interest of the country, and there will be a qualitative shift in the parties’ performance,” said Abdel Razek in his remarks during the announcement of the alliance.
Abdel Razek stressed the importance of a second chamber in the parliament, represented in the Senate, after the house of representatives was burdened with lots of legislative works.
For his part, Hossam el-Kholy, vice president of the Nation’s Future Party, said that forming such alliance with different political trends “was not easy” thanks to the societal dialogue session held to unify views and overcome any differences.
Businessman Ahmed Abu Hashima, vice president of the Republican People’s Party, said that all parties participating in the National List Alliance have shouldered responsibility amid the dangers that threaten the national security of the country.
Abu Hashima praised the political parties’ efforts, saying “I can see that the coming period will require concerted efforts and united parties to stand behind the political leadership in Egypt, support it, and confront all conspiracies set against the state.”
Abu Hashima further ensured that the Republican People’s Party has a legislative agenda that serves the public interest, and will gain everyone’s approval.
According to the announced timeline, senate elections will be held outside Egypt on Sunday and Monday (August 9 and 10), and will be held inside Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday (August 11 and 12).
In case of a re-election, elections will be held abroad on Sunday and Monday (September 6 and 7), and in Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday (September 8 and 9).