Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Old Jealousies Arise

The fringe political parties have always hated the Wafd because its unrivaled popularity among Egyptians always dwarfed their presence in comparison. It's funny to see how these parties are beginning to panic now that the Wafd is finally cleaning up its house.

After crazy man Gomaa's fantastic Rambo-style raid on the party headquarters and subsequent arrest, the government's Political Parties Committee finally recognized what the Wafd had already voted on months ago; its new reformist leader. But now the other parties are not too happy about this:

Diaa Eddin Dawood of the Nasserist party, who is a personal friend of Gomaa's, is still in denial over his buddy's behavior and is claiming that the committee's decision will only further enflame the leadership matter among opposing Wafdists (which is nonsense because Gomaa had virtually no support in the Wafd, besides the felons he hired off the streets for operation Goosebumps), so he will neither accept the decision nor refuse it, lol.

And Refaat El Said of the leftist Tagammu' party, whose own leadership position is disputed by reformers of his party, his position is even funnier than Dawood's. He refuses to accept the committee's decision on the basis that its initial inaction is what led to this bloody standoff. So basically now that it has corrected its stance, he is sulking!

In the pre-revolutionary era there was always an axis of "the King - the fringe political parties - and the Muslim Brotherhood" which aligned itself against the Wafd.

It sure will be entertaining to watch how an alliance of "the Presidency - the fringe political parties - and the Muslim Brotherhood" will play out :-)

Popcorn, anyone?

3 comments:

The Sandmonkey said...

tahreeg

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