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Let’s look into the top ten politically influential parties in the Arab world
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Let’s look into the top ten politically influential parties in the Arab world

The Middle East is recognized for its political systems, which have traditionally been centered on absolute monarchs and military-backed presidents. Hundreds of new political parties have sprung up in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia since the Arab upheavals began. Several of these factors were involved in the overthrow of prior systems, while others were not. They haven’t been able to develop strong identities, effective support networks, or long-term constituencies. Among all of this, we’ll look at the ten most powerful political parties in the Arab world in this article.

1.Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement:

Commonly known as the Renaissance Party or just Ennahda, is a self-described " Muslim democratic political party. Ennahda was founded in 1981 as The Movement of Islamic Tendency, and was influenced by Abul A la Maududi, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and, through the latter, Khomeini’s espoused a philosophy of Islamic Government.

2. The Bread and Freedom Party-Egypt:

Commonly known as the Bread and Liberty Party, was founded by former members of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party. As of February 10, 2014, the party was not registered. The Bread and Freedom Party’s policies include wealth redistribution and development.

3. Sadrist Movement-Iraq:

Muqtada al-Sadr leads an Iraqi Islamic national movement. The movement has widespread support in Iraqi society, particularly among the country’s Shia poor. Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr is the most influential figure in the movement’s aims and worldview. Muhammed has also had a major impact in the past. This is a religious and populist movement. Its objective is to create a society that is governed by a mix of religious rules and tribal customs. Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Grand Ayatollah.

4. Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP):

It is a Syrian nationalist party that operates in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Palestine, among other places. It calls for the creation of a larger Syrian nation-state covering the fertile crescent, comprising modern-day Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Sinai, Hatay province, and Cilicia, based on physical borders and shared history. It has also worked among the Syrian and Lebanese diaspora, such as in South America. The party had a key role in Lebanese politics after was founded in Beirut in 1932 as an anti-colonial and national liberation group antagonistic to French colonization.

5. Patriot Union of Kurdistan (PUK) – Iraq:

In Iraqi Kurdistan, it is a Kurdish nationalist political party. For the Kurdish people of Kurdistan and Iraq, the PUK’s aims are self-determination, human rights, democracy, and peace. Lahur Talabany and Bafel Talabani, co-presidents of the PUK, are now in charge. Jalal Talabani, Nawshirwan Mustafa, Fuad Masum, Adel Murad, Ali Askari, and Abdul Razaq Feyli established the PUK in 1975.

6. Israeli Labor Party – Israel:

HaAvoda is an Israeli political party that is both socially democratic and Zionist. The party was formed in 1968 when Mapai, Ahdut HaAvoda, and Rafi merged. Until 1977, all of Israel’s prime ministers were members of the Labor Party. Merav Michaeli has been the party's leader since January 2021. Labor is known for supporting the Israeli–Palestinian peace process, as well as realistic foreign policy and social-democratic economic principles. The party is a constituent of the Progressive Alliance, the Socialist International, and the Party of European Socialists as an observer member.

7. Democratic Union Party (PYD)- Syria:

The Democratic Union Party is a Kurdish democratic confederalist political party founded in northern Syria on September 20, 2003. It is a major member of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change and " one of Syria’s most prominent Kurdish opposition groups, according to the Carnegie Middle East Centre. Among Syrian Kurds, it is the most powerful political party. The PYD was founded in 2003 as a Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), and the Kurdistan Communities Union continues to link the two groups (KCK).

8. The future Movement- Lebanon:

It is a Sunni sect-affiliated Lebanese political party. Saad Hariri is the leader of the party, which was founded in 2007. The March 14 Alliance’s largest member is this party. Although the party was established in August 2007, it was formally proclaimed on April 5, 2009, at a convention held at Beirut’s BIEL convention center. The Future Movement is a Sunni Muslim group linked with a liberal economic agenda. The party is a founding member of the Al Hurriya Liberal Network and a full member of the Liberal International.

9. Good Party – Turkey:

It is a nationalist, Kemalist, and secularist Turkish political party that seeks to eliminate social inequality by establishing a well-functioning social state. The party, which was founded on October 25, 2017, by its current leader Meral Akşener, is dedicated to Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s beliefs and values. The liberal-conservative Democrat Party is their fraternal organization. The flag of the party is based on the Kay tribe’s symbol. It is based on a centrist political ideology that emphasizes the restoration of the parliamentary system as well as the independence of the judiciary and other institutions.

10. Fatah – The Palestinian Territories:

The Palestinian National Liberation Front, originally the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, is a social-democratic party that is the largest faction of the confederated multi-party Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the second-largest party in the Palestine Legislative Council (PLC). Fatah is represented by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Fatah is widely regarded as having had a long history of engagement in revolutionary struggle and maintaining a variety of militant units. Fatah had long been associated with its founder and Chairman Yasser Arafat’s leadership.

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