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The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Mapping Egypt's political parties

Update: This post has been updated with a new chart and additional information on parties.

Arabist reader Jacopo Carbonari has offered to share with me the above map of Egyptian political parties, grouped together into their electoral alliances and positioned on axes showing where they might be placed on the religious/secular left/right divide. I had started something similar separately, but using radical/establishment instead of right/left as a divide (I think it's more telling of attitudes towards the army and the current social structure of the country). Jacopo's map also includes a full listing of political parties and our hope is that readers might leave comments to improve or correct it when necessary.

The full PDF document [1.6 MB] includes info on party leaders, and links to the parties' websites and all-important Facebook pages.