Egyptian al-Wafd party removes chairman Nuuman Jumaa
Egypt, Politics, 1/19/2006
The higher commission for the Egyptian al-Wafd party removed its chairman Nuuman Jumaa who has presided over the party since the death of its historical leader Fouad Saraj Eddine in 2000. His deputy Mahmoud Abaza is the new interim Chairman.
Member of the higher commission for the party Muhammad Kamel said that the commission decided by a majority of 35 of its 54 members to remove Jumaa from the party and from the presidency of the board of al-Wafd newspaper, mouthpiece of the party, because of his "he takes decision without consultation and his tyrannical behavior."
He explained that the higher commission decided to appoint Abaza as an interim President for a period of 60 days during which the General Assembly (the general congress of the party) will be invited for an emergency meeting to choose a new chairman.
Kamel considered that this development will put al-Wafd party on the right track so as to become a party that truly represents the liberal trend in Egypt. He stressed that the meeting of the higher commission had taken this decision after Jumaa used "thugs" to prevent its convening.
A conflict erupted since more than two months between Jumaa and a large number of members of the al-Wafd higher committee including Abaza.
This upheaval in al-Wafd party opens the door before important developments in the Egyptian political life, in a way that permits attracting back several liberal figures to the party, and enhancing its position on the Egyptian political map.
Worthy mentioning that al-Wafd party won six seats out of 444 seats in the recent parliamentary elections in Egypt.
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