Participants of the National Dialogue’s session of the political track said that the inactivated role of political parties poses a major challenges for Egypt’s political life.
They said that parties represent communication channels with people, hence their role should be activated.
This came at the sixth session meetings of the National Dialogue’s political track that kicked off Sunday at Cairo International Convention Center in Nasr City, with a wide-participation of experts and officials representing multiple spectra of the society.
The Political Parties Committee of the dialogue is convening two sessions to debate the political parties law, merge policies, party alliances, the role of parties committee, as well as financial and administrative governance.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Constitutional and Legislative affairs Lawmaker Ibrahim el Henedy reviewed a set of proposals on promoting the authorities and entitlements of the parties’ affairs committee at the Court of Cassation.
He called for amending article no. 8 of the political parties law in order to enable the committee to make an objection against forming a party.
Henedy, also, called for amending the first paragraph of article no. 17 to grant the committee further authority to allow it to freeze the activities of parties – in some cases- till they settle their status within a period doesn’t exceeding a year.