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Misr Al-Qawia party dissolution trial postponed

Party accused of using a similar name of Misr Al-Qawmi party

A Cairo Court postponed Saturday the lawsuit demanding the dissolution of the Misr Al-Qawia party to 20 December, reported state media.

The court also ruled that the party revise its legal position and change its name.

The lawsuit was filed by Raphael Paulus Taodharos, Misr Al-Qawmi President, accusing Misr Al-Qawia of using a similar name.

The lawsuit added that while Misr Al-Qawia is a fundamentalist Islamist party, violating the political parties law forbidding all parties from having a religious basis, Misr Al-Qawmi party is a liberal civil party. The lawsuit said the similarity in names caused confusion between the two parties among the masses.

Ahmed Imam, spokesperson of Misr Al-Qawia party, disregarded the case as “unserious and does not deserve any attention”.

He added: “The case is administrative and does not have any political angle. We anticipate that the other party is looking for fame.”

A vocal opponent of the current government, Misr Al-Qawia was formed and led by former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh. The party had previously announced its boycott of the constitutional referendum and the presidential elections.

Several anti-government parties, including the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and the Istiqlal party, have recently been ordered dissolved through court orders.

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