Wafd Party to discuss regulations amendments Tuesday

President of the Wafd Party al-Sayyed al-Badawy has organized a meeting for Tuesday with the members of the party's Supreme Commission and the heads of provincial committees to discuss the final draft of the amendments to the regulations of the party, in preparation for submitting them to the party's General Assembly May 15.
Ahmed Oada, assistant head of the party, called for the interrogation of eight members whose membership has been suspended for wanting to withdraw confidence from Badawy.
Badawy suggested changing the party's name from the Wafd Party to the Egyptian Wafd Party, which was the party's name between 1919 and 1952, Oada said.
Badawy suggested the allocation of a number of the Supreme Commission seats for Women and Youth, as well as an increase in the number of seats from 60 to 70 members, said Oada, pointing out that a number of members have already objected to this proposal saying a quota violated the principle of equality. The issue will be discussed with Badawy and the members of the Supreme Commission.
Interrogating the eight members who called for Badawy's dismissal will start Wednesday and will include Fouad Badrawy, Oada mentioned, describing him as the instigator of the problems the party is currently facing.
Badrawy, who contested the chairman's seat, and the other members summoned for interrogation, say the party's election was rigged. He accused Badawy of trying to destroy the party.
Badrawy asked his lawyer to file a lawsuit against Badawy, accusing him of tampering in the General Assembly, after changing 11 articles in the party regulations, Badrawy told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Amendments to the regulations should be discussed with the Wafd Party's supreme body before approval, he added.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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