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Egypt: Freedom and Justice Party

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[Freedom and Justice Party] image by Jaume Olle, 25 February 2015

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The flag

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) was founded on 30 April 2011, as the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. The FJP is chaired by Mohamed Morsy, appointed by the Guidance Office of the Muslim Brotherhood. In the parliamentary election held from 28 November 2011 to 11 January 2012, the FJP led a coalition of 11 parties called the Democratic Alliance for Egypt. The coalition received 10,138,134 votes (37.5%), obtaining 235 out of the 508 seats (45%) and therefore forming the largest block in the parliament, largely dominated by the FJP (213 seats).

The flag of the FJP, as shown on a photo of the party headquarters published in "The Egyptian Gazette", 9 March 2012, is white with the party's emblem. Below the emblem is the party's name, on two lines, top, in Arabic (black), bottom, in English (red). In this particular context, the flag has a white fringe, while the neighboring Egyptian flag (with golden emblem) has a golden fringe.

Other sightings show the flag without the fringe, for instance: - FJP website - Reuters Photo
Ivan Sache, 10 March 2012