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Yafe′ Bin Zayed St. Giza Egypt
General Description
The Egyptian green party was created based on the principles of the right of citizens to live in a clean and appropriate environment. Claiming “the protection of the environment from the people and protecting the people from the environment” as its main objective, its slogan is “God, man and environment”.
At its launch, the party advocated non-political objectives, the party assured later its interest for political and social issues such as overcrowdness. For the Green’s, the demographic problem in Egypt lead to social and political ones such as violence. In this way, its goal is to raise the awareness of citizens to “affirm their rights to first-hand information, to live in a clean environment, to participate in decision-making and to be able to maintain resources in a more sustainable manner”.
In 1998, the party led one of its most important legal battles, ensuring the full and active implantation of the Environment law, passed in 1994.
The party also calls for a close collaboration between the Arab states in the political and environmental domains.
The Egyptian Green Party was founded in 1990 by Hassan Ragab, a former ambassador.
The party could not have a very efficient role because of financial problem and internal splits. Its activities gradually halted in 1995.
Three years later, in August 1998, the Green announced the revival of its activities.
Since its creation, the party launched several awareness campaigns, related to environmental and social issues and was involved in garbage-collection activities.
Constitutional Framework
Committee of Party Affairs Shoura Council: law n°. 40 of 1977 regulating the formation of political parties.
Mode of Election
The last internal elections were held on the 20th of April 2000.Abdel Men’em Ali Al A’ssar was elected chairman of the Egyptian Green Party.
Mode of Finance
The financial resources of the party are very limited; one of the reasons it was obliged to freeze its activities.
The Party receives an annual grant from the Shura Coucil.
(last updated: 26-April-2006)

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