Wafd


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Wafd

(wɒft)
n
(Historical Terms) a nationalist Egyptian political party: founded in 1924 and dissolved in 1952
[Arabic: deputation]
ˈWafdist n, adj
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We are all excited to have her voice back at WAFD.'
WAFD was represented by the Cushman and Wakefield Pacific brokerage team of Andrea Nilson, DJ Thompson, LeAnn Hume and Jennifer McEntee.
The supreme board of Al Wafd, Egypt's oldest liberal party, will meet on Saturday to confirm Al Badawi's bid, the sources added.
He says they face an agonizing uphill struggle against stronger, richer parties like the FEP and Wafd, which include many Egyptian businessmen, such as Naguib Sawiris, who can finance their own independent campaigns.
Informed sources said the rejection by the Wafd Party's leading officials on 22 July to join Moussa's proposed bloc dealt a deafening blow to the alliance.
In Egypt's independent Youm7, the chief headline on its front page reads "Parties threaten to boycott elections." Sub-headlines read "Muslim Brotherhood and Wafd Party, along with 41 other parties, to meet tomorrow in order to discuss means to escalate their opposition to the proposed parliamentary elections law ...
Most astonishing was the difference in the stances taken by all Egyptian political forces yesterday when compared to those taken in the first round, to the point where the Wafd Party even issued a statement in which it warned against having its candidates win "under government instructions"!
The other key opposition group, the liberal Wafd party, boycotted Saturday's polls.
The Muslim Brotherhood and Wafd withdrew in protest of what they said was widespread fraud in the election on Sunday.
Egypt's opposition Wafd party voted on Friday to participate in a parliamentary election in November, spurning calls by other opposition groups for a boycott, Reuters reported.
(The Wafd, the party which sought independence from and supplanted the British, articulates its nationalist aims in similar terms, in texts Sha'rawi includes.) She recounts how the Egyptian delegation to the International Women's Conference in Rome in 1923 vowed "that we would follow in the footsteps of the women of Europe in the awakening of our women so that we could take our land to its rightful place among the genteel nations (al-umam al-raqiya) .
At the same time, he is a member of the Supreme Board of the New Wafd, a party traditionally dedicated to a secular, nationalist Egypt.