Reform and Renaissance Party

Reform and Renaissance Party
حزب الإصلاح والنهضة
al-Eslah we al-Nahda[1]
Leader Hesham Mustafa Abdel Aziz
Founded 18 July 2011
Ideology Islamism[2]
National affiliation For the Love of Egypt[3]
House of Representatives
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The Reform and Renaissance Party (Arabic: حزب الإصلاح والنهضة, translit. al-Eslah we al-Nahda) is an Islamist political party in Egypt.

History and profile

The party was established on 18 July 2011.[1] Hesham Mustafa Abdel Aziz is the leader of the party.[2]

The party announced on 6 April 2014 that it would form a shadow government.[4] The party accepted the protests that started on 30 June 2013.[5] The party met with the Justice Party to discuss potential alliances for the 2015 Egyptian parliamentary election.[6] The party announced on 4 July 2014 that it also met with the Reform and Development Party to discuss coordination.[7] Members of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party met with party members to discuss cooperation between the parties during the 2014 parliamentary elections.[8]

Lawsuit against Islamic parties

The Reform and Renaissance Party is one of the eleven Islamic parties targeted by a lawsuit in November 2014, when an organization named Popular Front for opposing the Brotherhoodization of Egypt sought to dissolve all political parties established "on a religious basis."[9] The Alexandria Urgent Matters Court however ruled on 26 November 2014 that it lacked jurisdiction.[10]


  1. 1 2 "Reform and Renaissance Party (Al Eslah we Al Nahda)". Hiwar Magazine. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  2. 1 2 Folkeson, Annika. "Islamist Groups: Parties and Factions". Woodrow Wilson Center. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. ""الإصلاح والنهضة" يقرر دعم قائمة "في حب مصر"". El-Balad. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  4. "Egypt's Reform and Renaissance Party to establish a 'shadow government'". Cairo Post. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  5. "Political parties to celebrate June 30 first anniversary". Cairo Post. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  6. ""الإصلاح والنهضة" يلتقي "العدل" لبحث التحالفات الانتخابية". Reform and Renaissance Party website. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  7. "ترحيب مبدئي من "الإصلاح والنهضة" و "الإصلاح والتنمية" للتنسيق بينهم". Reform and Renaissance Party website. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  8. ""الإصلاح والنهضة" يبحث مع "المصري الديمقراطي" سبل التعاون في الإنتخابات". Reform and Renaissance Party website. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  9. Auf, Yussef (25 November 2014). "Political Islam's Fate in Egypt Lies in the Hands of the Courts". Atlantic Council. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  10. "Court claims no jurisdiction over religiously affiliated parties". Daily News Egypt. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.

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