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How do you write a Policy and Position paper??

Must be based on your party profile You must know:

the background of your party and basic facts about it Platforms Relations with other parties

Policy papers spell out the OBJECTIVES that the party leaders have decided to pursue and the means by which they intend to pursue them

I. Know Basic Facts about your party

When was it established? How many members does it have? What is the basic ideology? Where does it lie on the spectrum? Who were its leaders in the past, in the present? What is its relationship to the government? Was it formed as a party or initially as a movement? What does it seek to achieve? What are its relations with international players?

II. Platforms
A Policy Paper should have three things

Platform on Political issues

Platform on Foreign affairs

Platform on socioeconomic issues

III. Relations with other parties

Is your party a part of a bloc? Which other parties have similar ideologies? What parties have you allied with in the past?* What parties could you ally with in the future? Which parties do you DISLIKE???? Have you experience any turmoil with other parties?

AL Wafd

Al- Wafd Party

Was established on February 4, 1978 until it was banned after the 1952 revolution Although it is officially a member of the Democratic Alliance, it is considering joining the liberal parties in the Egypt Bloc. the New Wafd has struggled ever since it was revived with internal divisions, aging leaders and lack of dynamism The situation worsened further when Ayman Nour launched the al-Ghad Party in 2004 after resigning from the Wafd, taking with him almost a quarter of the Wafd Partys members.

Al Wafd
Historically the party of the business elites and the Copts, the Wafd has had trouble holding on to those constituencies and attracting new ones.*

After the Revolution

New crisis: Its secretary-general, Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, accepted a position as minister of tourism in the new cabinet formed by Prime Mister Ahmed Shafiq. His decision alienated many Wafdists because the cabinet included ministers affiliated with the old regime and Nour was forced to resign his position

Platform Political Issues

Imposing a two-term limit on the presidency and decreasing the power of the president Enforcing separation of powers between the three branches of government and ensuring the independence of the judiciary, particularly of the Supreme Constitutional Court Abolishing all special security courts and repealing the emergency law Requiring the nomination of a vice-president Enacting a law allowing the prosecution of ministers and members of the executive branch Giving parliament the right to accept or reject any bill without having to consent to conditions or amendments mandated by the executive Ensuring free and fair elections without corruption Guaranteeing freedom of expression for any idea that does not contradict public morality Protecting privacy rights, freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, and freedom to form trade unions

Platform Socio-economic Issues

Developing a free private sector and limiting the public sector to crucial areas that affect the general welfare, including basic services such as health care, electricity, water, telephone, roads, and security Forbidding monopolies of all types Ensuring freedom of trade and commerce, allowing supply and demand to dictate the market and not the government Improving the education of the Egyptian populace while not neglecting spirituality and religion in the educational system Promoting alternative forms of education to increase literacy, including online and distance education

Platform Foreign Affairs

Restoring Egypts role as regional leader through its strategic position in the Arab world Strengthening the Arab League and using diplomacy to mediate differences so Arabs can arrive to common positions Supporting a free and independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital Rejecting the label of terrorism on violent resistance to Israeli occupation Pressuring Israel through all means to withdraw from the occupied territories, but respecting all international agreements signed between the Palestinians and the Israelis Ensuring that the strategic Egyptian-American relationship remains strong but that it is based upon a balance of interests Rejecting the U.S. bias toward the state of Israel and the use of U.S. aid to Egypt since the peace treaty of 1979 to serve the interests of America or Israel Rejecting the U.S. doctrine of preemptive and preventative wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and pushing the United States to announce a timetable for withdrawal from both of these countries * Conditioning normal relations with Israel on return of the entire West Bank and Gaza to the Palestinians, the Golan to Syria, and the remaining Lebanese territories to Lebanon and closing the nuclear reactor at Dimona.

And then???
And then you research other parties. Know what other parties think about some of the issues you support

Topics of the council

Legislation CRISIS- foreign affairs