CAIRO — The liberal New Wafd Party is the oldest political party in Egypt. It was founded in 1918 by Egyptian leader Saad Zaghloul under the emblem of Egyptian nationalism, which seeks to preserve national unity among Muslims and Christians.
In May 2010, Sayyid al-Badawi took leadership of the party, which has entered all of the Egyptian elections that have been held since the outbreak of the January 25 Revolution. The party won 45 seats in the latest parliamentary elections, held in two rounds in October and November of 2015. The party came third in these elections after the Free Egyptians Party (FEP) and the Nation’s Future Party.