Established in April 2012 by Nobel laureate Mohamed El Baradei, and officially licensed in September, the Dostour party’s main aim is to fulfill the revolution’s goals: bread, freedom and social justice.
The party has opened its door to all Egyptians, regardless of faith, color, or social background. All with one aim: to protect the revolution from those trying to steal it on one hand, and those trying to eradicate it on the other.
The Dostour party aims to provide balance in the current political field, since we believe that Egypt’s renaissance will not occur with only one party’s control, regardless of that party’s strength, but will only occur when all individuals from all schools of thought come together to fulfill the revolution’s goals.
The name ‘Dostour’, or Constitution, was chosen because it refers to the societal contract agreed upon by the nation, by which it lives and interacts for decades. The constitution should provide security, freedom, social justice and human dignity to all, with equality amongst its people, regardless of ideologies, religions or beliefs. That is the basis of our party, and the foundation of the country we hope to build.
Major Party Founders:
Mohamed ElBaradei: President and founding member
George Ishak: founding member
Emad Abou Ghazi: founding member
Ahmed Harara: founding member
Mohamed Yousri Salama: founding member
Gamila Ismail: founding member
Hossam Eissa: founding member
The Canadian Chapter
Since its launch, Al Dostour Party has officially expressed its interest in bringing new members from Egyptians living abroad. Supporters from around the world have started forming party chapters in their country of residence. The Canadian Chapter was created in September 2012 and today has active members in several cities (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary).
The Canadian Chapter of Al Dostour Party’s mission is to:
- increase the party’s membership base in Canada
- empower the Egyptian community in Canada to help fulfill the Egyptian Revolution goals of freedom, social justice, dignity and democracy
- provide the party with moral and financial support, as well as advice from various experts in different fields