Alleged resignations of prominent members of different political parties have been reported in media outlets during the past few days. Prominently, Free Egyptians Party members Alaa Abed and Tarek Radwan, and the former head of Al-Wafd party, Al-Sayed Al-Badawi, are reported to have quit.
Meanwhile, Free Egyptians Party Head Essam Khalil denied in a press statement to privately-owned newspaper Al-Shorouk receiving any official resignations from any of the party’s members.
“Officially, there are no resignations from the Free Egyptians Party, and there are numbers and news reported in the newspapers about the resignation of 50 members and this is not official nor real, and so far, no member told me that he will officially resign,” Khalil said.
Around 51 members of parliament from the Free Egyptians Party allegedly submitted their resignations to join the independent Nation’s Future Party, pro-state privately-owned newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabea reported, adding that their enrollment in the new party is expected to be announced during the upcoming days, citing a source.
However, Abed, who is the head of parliament’s human rights committee, said in media statements that he submitted his resignation from the Free Egyptians Party, after three years as its head of parliamentary affairs. Meanwhile, businessperson Al-Badawi, who served two terms as the head of Al-Wafd Party, resigned as honorary president of the party, after receiving the title by consensus.
Spokesperson for Al-Wafd Party Yasser Al-Hudaibi said that Al-Badawi did not officially submit a written resignation to party head Bahaa Abu Shoqa so far, and that he had only announced his resignation in the media.
On Monday, the deputy head of the Al-Wafd, Hossam El-Khouly, resigned from the party.
To date, a number of political figures who are also serving as parliamentarians have announced their intentions to resign form their political parties.
Previously, Egypt Support parliamentary coalition Head Mohamed El-Sewedy said that there are consultations to transform the coalition into a political party.