Egyptian Patriotic Movement

Egyptian Patriotic Movement
الحركة الوطنية المصرية
Leader Ibrahim Darwish[1]
Founder Ahmed Shafiq[1] and Mohamed Abu Hamed[2]
Founded 2 December 2012[1]
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
Ideology Secularism[3]
National affiliation Egyptian Front[4]
House of Representatives
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The Egyptian Patriotic Movement, or Egyptian National Movement[5] (Arabic: الحركة الوطنية المصرية) is a political party initiated by former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik[1] and Mohamed Abu Hamed, former vice chairman of the Free Egyptians Party and founder of the Life of the Egyptians Party.[2]


Abdel Rehim Aly, the secretary general of the party, has stated that the group would unite with any party that isn't aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.[1] Shafiq stated on 8 April 2013 that he was open to an alliance with the National Salvation Front (NSF); George Ishaq, a co-founder of the NSF, has stated that Shafiq was "not welcome" in the coalition.[6] The supreme committee of the Egyptian Patriotic Movement accused the NSF of "enormous political naiveté" and pointed out that many current members of the NSF were also part of the Mubarak regime.[6] The political program is set out on their website.[7]

The Egyptian Patriotic Movement has recently gone into opposition to current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. On 13 December 2017, three of its members were arrested for allegedly harming national security by spreading false information.[8]


The party platform calls for:[1]

  • Political and economic reform.
  • Preserving the civilian nature of the society and state.
  • The right to establish groups and unions.
  • Achieving social justice.
  • Advocating democracy within state affairs.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "National Egyptian Movement Party launches". Daily News Egypt. 2 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  2. 1 2 Nguyen, Virginie (20 September 2012). "Abou Hamed flies to Dubai to discuss new party with Shafiq". Egypt Independent. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. "Egypt's Secular Forces". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  4. ""الجبهة المصرية" تعتمد أسماء مرشحي البرلمان تحت اسم "قائمة مصر"". El Watan News. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  5. "Newsmax Interview: Egyptian Election Runner-Up to Morsi Signals Return". Newsmax. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  6. 1 2 "Ahmed Shafiq 'not welcome' in Egypt opposition bloc: NSF leaders". Ahram Online. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  7. "بيان حزب الحركة الوطنية المصرية حول الاندماج او التحالف مع القوى السياسية الاخرى". Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
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