CAIRO: 7 Egyptian parties as well as a number of public figures have joined the Democratic Alliance for Civil Forces in preparation for running in the forthcoming parliamentary elections, said Hamdeen Sabbahi, founder of the Popular Current, Youm7 reported.
The participating parties include al-Karama, Al Dostor, Egyptian Socialist Party, Justice, Socialist Popular Alliance, Egypt Freedom and the Popular Current, he added.
Public figures that joined the alliance include former coordinator of Kefaya movement George Ishaq, former Manpower Minister Ahmed Al Boraie and Mohamed Ghoneim, Member of the National Assembly for Change.
In addition to these public figures and the 7 parties, the Alliance includes a number of social and feminist conglomerates, he stated.
“The Democratic Alliance has a long-term political vision,” Sabbahi added, pointing out that the Alliance targets gathering all civil forces in the forthcoming period.
During civil forces’ meeting in al-Karama party’s headquarters, Sabbahi clarified that the Alliance’s vision is running in all elections during the upcoming period, illustrating that the Alliance is working on drafting a “unified policy” for all national forces.
Ahmed Al Boraie announced that the Alliance seeks through gathering a number of civil parties and public figures to acquire the majority of seats in the next parliament and achieve the January 25 and June 30 revolutions’ goals, Youm7 reported June 16.
Boraie unveiled that “Intensified contacts between Alliance figures and other forces will be made in order to attract more parties”.
Shehab Wageih, the Free Egyptians Party’s spokesperson, announced that the party prefers to run the elections on its own, adding that the party will use its public figures’ fame, Youm7 reported.
“Seeking to be victorious in the next elections, the Free Egyptians Party will work on forming a unique and popular entity to compete in all coming elections,” he added.