Thursday, February 2, 2012

Names of women in Egyptian parliament

Dear readers

My beloved graduate student Heba Galal has gotten me the names of women in parliament.

You can find all the names of candidates in Shorouk News but in Arabic,
Here is the website  :-

Here are the names of the candidates of women in the parliament:-

Lists (332 seats)
1. Margret Azer  (Al-Wafd /workers)
Second district of Cairo Nasr city

2. Sana Ahmed Mohamed Gamal El-Din (workers / Egyptian Social Democratic Party)
Second district of Assuit “Al Fateh”

3. Hanan Saad  Aboul Gheit Hassan (workers / Al-Wafd
Damietta Governorate

4. Azza Mohamed Ibrahim El Gerf (farmer/Freedom and Justice
Second district of Giza (Bulaq)

5. Magda Hassan Alnuichi (workers / Al Wafd)
Ismailia Governorate

6. Huda Muhammad Anwar Abdul Rahman Ghania(Categories / Freedom and Justice
Second district of Qaliubiya ”Shubra Al Khaimah”

Individuals (166 seats)
7. Nehad  Al-Qasim Syed Abdul Wahab Khudair (categories / Freedom and Justice
Benisuef Governorate

10 candidates are being recruited by SCAF in the parliament-- among them 2 women
8. Suzey Adley Nashed
9. Brian Malak Kamal


  1. It's pretty disappointing the number of women in the new elected parliament. One can't help but feel scared of how women and their role in society shall be perceived in the coming future. The previous constituent assembly was a joke with just 6 women out of 100 members when the media keeps repeating this sentence (women represents half the society) then where did this half go in every significant event that we're going through now.. the parliament, the constituent assembly, the presidential election.. Are women really represented?! Check this article on the Egyptian election and the role of women by Dr. Hania El Sholkamy (Associate Research Professor at the Social Research Centre of the American University in Cairo.): (

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  3. Dear Salma

    with regard to women's representation in parliament, one of the issues was the list system. Many of the parties were so worried about getting elected at all that they placed their strongest candidates at the top. In their view, strong candidates were men. I will definitely read hania's article.