Four senior officials of Egypt's NDP resign: TV

08:47, March 11, 2011      

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Four senior officials of Egypt's National Democratic Party, which was headed by former President Hosni Mubarak, resigned on Thursday, state media reported.

Magid El Sherbiny, Mohammad Kamaal, Mohammed Hebaa and Mohammed Abdel Elllah, all members of the NDP bureau, presented a letter of resignation to the party's Secretary General Mohammed Ragab and asked him to choose other candidates to help him in the coming period, MENA news agency said.

The four officials, who were appointed to join the leadership of the party on Feb. 5, emphasized the importance of radical change in the mechanism and views of the party to cope with the recent developments after the demonstrations.

This step came amid continuing demands from the protesters to dismantle the party, which ruled the country since 1978 till the resignation of Mubarak on Feb. 11.

The decision was regarded as a move of purifying the party from those who served policies of Gamal Mubarak, son of Hosni Mubarak and the former head of NDP's policies committee.

The NDP won over 90 percent of the ballots in the parliamentary elections in November 2010, a rare majority in any country's legislative body, but was widely accused by oppositions of fraud and voting manipulation.

Nationwide demonstrations against the government and the corrupted ruling NDP erupted in Egypt on Jan. 25.

Prominent figures from Mubarak government and NDP went under investigations. Their assets were frozen and they were banned from traveling abroad after being accused of money laundry and profiteering the pubic funds for their own interests.

Source: Xinhua
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