World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Authenticity Party

Authenticity Party
حزب الأصالة
Chairman Ehab Shiha[1]
Founded July 2011[2]
Ideology Religious conservatism
Islamism
Salafism
Political position Right-wing
National affiliation National Legitimacy Support Coalition[3]
Politics of Egypt
Political parties
Elections

The Authenticity Party (Arabic: حزب الأصالة‎, ḥizb el-asala) is one of the political parties created in Egypt after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. It has an ultra-conservative Islamist Salafist ideology, which believes in implementing strict Sharia law.[4] The party was formed by the former head of the Virtue Party, General Adel Abdel Maksoud; he left the Virtue Party after allegedly discovering a plot which changed the moderate principles of the party.[5] The party is considering leaving the Anti-Coup Alliance.[6]

In the 2011–12 Egypt parliamentary elections, the Authenticity party ran on the platform of the Islamist Bloc led by Al-Nour Party, another Salafist party. The Islamist Bloc received 7,534,266 votes out of a total 27,065,135 correct votes (27.8%). The Islamist Bloc gained 127 of the 498 parliamentary seats contested, second-place after the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party. The Authenticity Party received 3 of these 127 seats.[7]

A court case was brought forth to dissolve the party[8], though the Alexandria Urgent Matters Court ruled on 26 November 2014 that it lacked jurisdiction.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Salafi-oriented Asala Party elects new chairman". Egypt Independent. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "'"Al Asalah. Hiwar Magazine. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Islamist forces join together for Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest, Daily News Egypt, 28 June 2013, retrieved 13 December 2013 
  4. ^ "The Authenticity Party (Al-Assala Party)". Egypt Electionnaire. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Egypt's Salafists proliferate with yet another Salafi party in the works". Ahram Online. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  6. ^ تحالف «المعزول» يحتضر, Al Masry Al Youm, 4 October 2014, retrieved 4 October 2014 
  7. ^ "Interactive: Full Egypt election results - Interactive". Al Jazeera English. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Auf, Yussef (25 November 2014). "Political Islam’s Fate in Egypt Lies in the Hands of the Courts". Atlantic Council. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Court claims no jurisdiction over religiously affiliated parties". Daily News Egypt. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.