Because of corruption and the failure of “Mostaqbal Watan” .. a large turnout of the military for the “Alternative Party”!

After a massive devouring of all companies, government agencies and institutions of Egyptian society, even ministries and positions of the entire country, from ministries, deputy ministers and heads of government sectors, by the military who have come to control all aspects of political, economic and governmental life in Egyptian society, since the military coup in 2013 and with the replacement of the National Party In the era of Hosni Mubarak, the political life was dominated by the “Future of the Nation” party, which owns the parliamentary majority and controls parliamentary work. It is the party formed by the Egyptian security and intelligence services to nationalize political life. For the membership of the “Hama Homeland” party through the retired military leaders, to be the party of generals that Sisi may rely on in the next stage.

The process of expanding and consolidating the position of “Hama the Nation” within the political life of some arrangements, the hero of which may be the crude and direct militarization of everything, and to find new faces that deceive the citizens who are fed up and bruised by the fires of the current regime’s policies, to export an image that the military leaders who fought battles for the homeland, They are the most capable of political action and finding more effective policies than the current policies, which the intelligence media may justify by saying that the new faces of the military who paint them the dress of patriotism are the best fit for the next stage.

Recently, and according to several political reports, the “Hama al-Watan” party, which comprises most of its cadres of former military and intelligence men, has entered the stage of preparation for a greater role in the political process in Egypt, instead of the Future of the Nation Party, which holds the majority in both chambers of Parliament, and is treated Among the officials, as the ruling party is close to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Political circles observed that there has been remarkable activity in the recent period, in obtaining membership in the Defenders of the Homeland Party, which was founded in April 2014, noting that dozens of former commanders in the armed forces, general and military intelligence joined the party, which is the fourth Egyptian party represented in the House of Representatives with a number of 23 seats.

According to observers of the Egyptian political affairs, the activity of the new memberships movement in the Defenders of the Homeland Party cannot be considered a normal thing at all, especially when this activity occurs at a time of “political dead” i.e. away from the dates of the parliamentary elections, for example, which is the period that usually witnesses a noticeable movement in the elections. Adding new members or moving old members between different parties.

Hundreds of people rushed to join the Homeland Defenders Party in recent weeks, and dozens of other party members, including the Future of the Homeland Party itself, canceled their memberships in those parties in order to join the party that can be described as the representative of the armed forces in the country. the political process in Egypt; Because there are dozens of military leaders in his command.

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Talks revolve within the closed rooms of the sovereign bodies about the need for a strong party to compete with the Future of the Nation Party, and to share influence and control over the two chambers of Parliament, after some members of the latter party deviated from the truth and turned to their own interests.

The ruling circles fear that one party will control the political process, for fear of repeating the experience of the National Party that dominated the country throughout the rule of the late President Hosni Mubarak, before it was dissolved after Mubarak stepped down on February 11, 2011, following the outbreak of the January 2011 revolution.

On the fate of the Future of the Nation Party, if the news is true of the political authority’s desire to support the Protectors of the Nation Party, it is reported that it will remain present and represented in Parliament, with both houses of parliament and the Senate, but with the reduction of its current control.

There are also security directives issued months ago with the support of the party, which is dominated by leaders from the armed forces and military intelligence. These directives leaked to many people working in political work in Egypt, and therefore it was natural that many members of other parties sought to jump from their party boats, which It does not find a safe harbor for it to catch up with the party, which seemed to receive presidential attention in the coming period, and thus acquire greater influence, positions and parliamentary seats in the upcoming elections.

Besides, security reports accumulated about violations that were monitored by many party leaders, who were preoccupied with business and maximizing their wealth at the expense of political work and support for Sisi at the same time that Sisi expressed his admiration for the persistence of the Defenders of the Nation Party to adopt its ideas and initiatives, and its leaders devote themselves to public work, without They have requests or monitor violations, such as the leaders of the “National Future” who have become a burden – according to an important security official – on the Egyptian political system, rather than being supportive of it.

Inter-device conflict

According to political estimates, the rise of Hama Watan may be one of the forms of conflict between the security and intelligence services in Egypt, as “Hama al-Watan” was founded by former military leaders, which means that it represents the political arm of the armed forces.

Meanwhile, the Future of the Homeland Party was founded by the military intelligence, specifically Lieutenant-Colonel Ahmed Shaaban, who had a growing influence in Egyptian political life during the era of Sisi. .

Before disputes broke out quickly in the party’s corridors, Badran was expelled under the pretext of his travel to America to complete his studies, and the party’s affiliation moved from Military Intelligence to National Security, before settling with the General Intelligence, which chose Abdel Wahab Abdel Razek as party leader, after he left his position as head to the Supreme Constitutional Court in 2018.

Struggles for influence are escalating between the sovereign agencies, and therefore it is not excluded that giving way to the Homeland Defenders Party is an attempt by the armed forces and military intelligence to obtain a greater role in the political process, and reduce the huge space that the General Intelligence has acquired through the Future of the Nation party in recent years. , taking advantage of the state of dissatisfaction, and perhaps resentment in the street, with the performance of the party, which many compare to the National Party in its corruption and absolute control, and its enjoyment of the support of Sisi, which led to the bloc of all parties and movements opposing him to bring him down in January of 2011.

It is noteworthy that the Protectors of the Homeland Party was established in April 2014, about two months before the election of Sisi.

In the statement it issued to announce the party’s licensing, the Parties Committee stated that its founding members were three former military leaders, Major General Fouad Abdel Aziz Arafa, who has worked as a strategic and political expert since leaving military service, and Major General Muhammad Osama Abu Al-Majd, who served as a member of the Defense Committee. National Security in the 2015 House of Representatives and the head of the Parliamentary Committee of the Protectors of the Homeland Party, and finally Naji Abdel Aziz Muhammad, who disappeared completely after that, to appear in his place, Lieutenant-General Jalal Haridi, the former commander of the Saiqa Forces, who later became the party’s president, and is still in office until Now, despite the fact that he is ninety-three years old, and with him is Major General Ahmed Al-Awadi, the first deputy head of the party, and Major-General Tariq Nasir, the Secretary-General of the party, all of them are former military leaders, even though one of the party’s slogans appearing on the front of its website is that it is the party of youth qualified to receive the banner of leadership. By attracting more qualified Egyptian youth, to be the most modern, keenest to possess science and knowledge, and the most capable of spreading and progressing.

In any case, militarism continues to be rooted under the rule of the military, which affects the freedoms of Egyptians and their political, economic and social rights, which indicates the imminence of a major social explosion, in light of the political isolation that everyone in Egypt suffers from, whether civil society organizations, civil political parties or Freelancers, journalists or activists.

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