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  • Building and Development Party - Egypt


  • "The Building and Development Party (Arabic: حزب البناء والتنمية‎, translit. Hizb el-Benaa wa el-Tanmia‎, alternatively translated as Construction and Development Party) is an Islamist political party in Egypt. Initiated by the al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya ('Islamic Group'), it is seen as the political wing of the movement. The party was established on 20 June 2011, following the 2011 Egyptian revolution, and officially endorsed by the Supreme Administrative Court on 10 October 2011. The Building and Development Party has participated in the Egyptian parliamentary election, 2011–2012 as part of the Alliance for Egypt (dubbed as the 'Islamist Bloc'), led by the Salafist Al-Nour Party. The possible dissolution of the party is being investigated by the Political Parties Affairs Committee. According to its manifesto, the party stands for a representative democracy with institutions guided by the principles of the Sharia, while rejecting any form of theocracy. Moreover, it favours a free economy and questions the size of the public sector. Among the party's ranks is Abbud al-Zumar, who was imprisoned for nearly twenty years for involvement in the assassination of the Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. The group has accepted the resignation of Assem Abdel Magued following his incitement against the Egyptian military; the organization has expressed its commitment to peace following the coup that toppled Mohamed Morsi. The party is considering leaving the Anti-Coup Alliance; it has called for reconciliation with the Sisi administration. al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, the parent organization of the party, is considering participating in the 2015 parliamentary election." -- Summary retrieved on October 7, 2019

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  • Egypt.


  • -  Islamic Studies


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  • Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540 USA

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