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Egyptian Communist Party

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General Secretary  Salah Adli
Headquarters  Cairo, Egypt
Founded  1975
Political position  Left-wing
Egyptian Communist Party
Ideology  Communism Marxism-Leninism
National affiliation  Reawakening of Egypt Leftist Alliance

The Egyptian Communist Party (Arabic: الحزب الشيوعي المصري‎‎) (ECP) is the title of a modern political party in Egypt. The same name was also used by an older leftist Egyptian party founded in 1921.

History and profile

The modern Egyptian Communist Party was formed in 1975 by a number of members of the former Egyptian Communist Party. Under the regimes of Presidents Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak the new Communist Party faced state repression and was barred from running in elections. The party however continued to operate underground until the overthrow of Mubarak in 2011. Despite having ECP members allegedly killed and imprisoned under Mubarak, the party have since been involved in mobilizing workers in 2011.

On 10 May 2011, the ECP agreed to enter into a "socialist front" with four other Egyptian leftist groups called the Coalition of Socialist Forces, which includes the Revolutionary Socialists, the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, Socialist Party of Egypt and the Workers Democratic Party.

References

Egyptian Communist Party Wikipedia


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