Egyptian Arab Socialist Party
Published 17th November, 2011
The Egyptian Arab Socialist Party was originally founded in 1976 and then re-established and registered in July 1997. It describes itself as left wing socialist and believes in Islamic law as a source of legitimate legislation.
The party was founded by the then Prime Minister Mamdouh Salem with the switch to multi-party democracy. It won the election overwhelmingly, taking 295 of the 360 seats in the parliament. Subsequently it was absorbed into Anwar Sadat’s National Democratic Party. Some members opposed the merger and re-established the party in 1997.
The Egyptian Arab Socialist Party is a member of the Democratic Alliance.