According to western observers, the mere presence of the moderate Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party alongside the liberal Wafd Party in the “Democratic Alliance for Egypt” (DAE) relieved western worries and assured the world that all Egyptian factions are represented.
Discussing uncertainties following the Wafd Party’s decision to break away from the DAE. Dr. Mohamed Beltagy, FJP leader, indicated that there are no reasons for concern since the DAE represents the majority of the country’s opposition.
Speaking to IkhwanWeb, Beltagy confirmed “The liberals have numerous representatives in the DAE including those from the Ghad, Nasserist, and Karama parties, in addition to members from newly established parties and Islamic factions such as the Al-Eslah and Nahda Parties”.
“The Alliance still exists and persists following the breaking away of the Wafd Party from the DAE. However, we fully understand and respect their decision,” he added.