Umma Party (Egypt)


The Umma Party (
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: حزب الأمة, ''Hizb Al-Umma'') is a small
Egypt Egypt ( ar, مِصر, Miṣr), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country This is a list of countries located on more than one continent A continent is one of several large landmasses. Generally identi ...

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History and profile

The party was established in 1983. It was the first party accepted by the Political Party Affairs Committee since the 1950s.

Party principles

The party: * Considers Egypt part of the
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and Islamic world * Calls for establishing a
socialist Socialism is a political Politics (from , ) is the set of activities that are associated with making decisions In psychology, decision-making (also spelled decision making and decisionmaking) is regarded as the Cognition, cognitive pr ...
and democratic system in Egypt * Calls of the adoption of
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as the main source of legislation * Supports all efforts to establish peace with
Israel Israel (; he, יִשְׂרָאֵל, translit=Yīsrāʾēl; ar, إِسْرَائِيل, translit=ʾIsrāʾīl), officially the State of Israel ( he, מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, label=none, translit=Medīnat Yīsrāʾēl; ), is a ...

* Calls for building a society on the principles of labor and production


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