April 6 Movement in Cairo organized a training course this month for its activists – as well as independent ones – on political terminology such as democracy, liberalism, and communism, political matters such as constitution and law, voting systems such electoral lists and plurality voting, as well as a historical review on parliamentary life in Egypt since monarchy.
The movement’s coordinator Ahmed Maher stated: “April 6 aims through these training courses – and others to be held later – at preparing its activists for interaction with citizens when dealing with them through the movement’s awareness campaigns”.
Notably, the training instructors illustrated principals of political action, the difference between political movements and parties, and the difference between various ideologies such as Islam, Liberalism, and Communism.
Mohamed Adel and Mahmoud Afifi, members of the movement, have participated effectively in the training part of this course; Adel, who is a researcher in the Egyptian Centre for the Economic and Social Rights, illustrated voting systems of electoral lists and plurality voting, while Afifi gave a detailed review on both parliamentary and constitutional lives in Egypt since King Farouk I (1920 – 1965) until today. Afifi also highlighted the most notable laws and constitutions Egypt has known through this time span.