Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

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The Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (AAFD; Arabic: التحالف العربي للحرية والديمقراطية‎‎) is a network of liberal political parties, organisations and activists from Arab countries. It was formed in 2008 in Cairo under the name of Network of Arab Liberals (NAL). Wael Nawara of the Egyptian El-Ghad Party was elected its first president. The network was renamed to its current name in 2011, reacting to the negative connotations that the term 'liberal' has in some Arab countries.[1]

The network is associated with the Liberal International. It receives support from the European ALDE Party and the German Friedrich Naumann Foundation.


Political parties






Other organisations and individuals


  • Free Thought Forum
  • Mohamed Arslan, former MP


  • Freedom Forum


  1. Meinardus, Ronald (28 November 2011), "High Hurdles for Egypt's Liberals", Daily News Egypt, retrieved 28 April 2014<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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