Senior Wafd officials resign in protest at party stances

Alaa Abdel Moneim and Mostafa al-Guindy, assistants to the president of the Wafd Party, tendered their resignations on Thursday due to the party's inability to cope with the demands of the revolution, as they put it.

They also said the party was “unable to be in the forefront of political action to achieve the hopes of the nation,” but did not say whether they would run as independents in upcoming parliamentary elections.

The Wafd Party provoked controversy when it decided to align itself with the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party in the Democratic Coalition, a common platform for joint electoral lists ahead of the parliamentary elections.

The party has also been accused of recruiting affiliates to the former ruling National Democratic Party with strong social bases to consolidate its chances of winning seats in the elections.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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