Ayman Abd El Aziz Nour
(, ; born 5 December 1964) is an Egyptian politician
, a former member of the Egyptian Parliament
of the El Ghad
He was imprisoned in January 2005 by the government of President Hosni Mubarak
. Nour was released on health grounds on February 18, 2009. Following the fall of Mubarak in the 2011 Revolution
, Nour stated his intention to run for the vacant presidency.
On February 13, 2011, The Jerusalem Post
reported that Nour stated that "the Camp David Era was over" and he did not recognize Egypt's Peace Treaty with Israel.
Nour was born in the city of Mansoura
in 1964. His father was a lawyer and a former Member of Parliament and his mother established and supervised a number of charity projects in Mansoura. He had been married to Gamila Ismail who also served as the vice president to the El-Ghad Party
Formation of El Ghad
The El Ghad
party was formally recognized by the Egyptian government on October 27, 2004. Following its creation, Nour was elected president of the party at its first convention a few days later. His prominence as an independent MP made him the star of the party and one of the driving forces behind its organization. Nour fought hard to get the party recognized; its application was rejected three times... Read More