Cairo – If the observer turns to the political situation in Egypt to know the faces close to the Egyptian regime, he will immediately turn to Tariq Al-Khouli, a member of parliament for the coordination of youth parties and politicians, who has become a melting pot of many names that have recently shone in many executive and administrative positions.With the tendency to institute political reforms, a number of these will play a prominent role in public life.
Al-Khouli has political experience that has qualified him to be among the personalities nominated to play more effective roles in the coming period. He is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee in the House of Representatives, whose members clash with several political issues of concern to Egyptian national security, and a member of the presidential pardon committee for the prisoners, whose role was reactivated after being frozen for several years.
The Amnesty Committee plays an important role in the process of successive release of political prisoners and in crimes that place somewhere within the framework of issues of opinion and freedom, and the lights began to shed light on them after President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi signed to recently launch a comprehensive national dialogue, and he has given it wide powers to determine the names that deserve to be pardoned Presidential Council to strengthen trust between the regime and the powers called for political dialogue.
Al-Khouli is one of the faces known to many as a reserve or political supporter in support of the Egyptian regime through his membership of the Youth Party Coordinating Committee, which recently increased its activity without compromising the nature of the tasks it performs. , but all contribute to the defense of the ruling regime And to show the bright face he plays to form an elite that is aware of the roles it plays and to fill the gap that has increased after the erosion of the old elite that was formed decades ago and relied on by previous regimes.
A bowl for the new elite
Observers say the regime is eager to train its elite youth, and has set up entities to undertake this task. from which channels branch. which serves his main idea of preparing a generation in line with the aspirations of the new Egypt in various disciplines.
The current Egyptian regime wants to form an elite that is compatible with its goals and ambitions, can perform the tasks entrusted to it, and be able to keep up with the complex internal, regional and international environments, including great distances from what prevailed in previous eras, which caused the ruling class to move away from the use of old, consuming faces and to the formulation of its system made By personalities who were aware of the requirements of the present stage and the challenges it posed facing on many levels.
Al-Khouli has appeared close to the wheel of the modern state, and his political assessments and visions on many issues have expressed a high degree of calm, confidence and openness to opposing directions.
It forms a familiar face, even when treated for the first time, as its rating in political work came from a good outcome of experiences, practices and fierce battles, which weighed heavily during the delicate stage through which the country went before the revolution of the twenty-fifth of January 2011 and the stormy developments that followed.
Al-Khouli is seen as the dynamo of the presidential exemption committee for detainees, as some see it as an indication of how serious the Egyptian regime is in opening a new page with the opposition’s political forces.
It is seen as the dynamo of the presidential pardon committee for detainees, as some see it as an indication of the seriousness of the Egyptian regime in opening a new page with the opposition political forces, and it is one of those that enjoys great credibility in public work which enables him to become one of the names entrusted to reach common denominators.Between the government and the opposition there are many lists that need to be revised to be included in the forthcoming presidential pardon to become.
The results that the committee will achieve are an important measure of what things can achieve in the coming period in the matter of the national dialogue, as Egyptian forces see that the first step to turn the previous gloomy page is to file of the prisoner to close in connection with political issues.
Al-Khouli excludes those whose hands were stained with the blood of Egyptians or who used violence from the expected releases, indicating that many members of the Brotherhood were not included, whose passages he knew through a relationship which he had with them, either by joining his ranks for some time or engaging with them in the period after the January 2011 revolution and its aftermath fatal developments.
Political upheavals and battles
His membership in the Foreign Relations Committee reflects the regime’s interest in its expected role
Al-Khouli is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Alexandria. At the beginning of his university studies, he joined the Broederbond, leaving it in 2008 after becoming aware of the group’s goals, which he considered unpatriotic and only in his interest.
He joined the April 6 movement in June 2010, which had arisen two years earlier by calling for strikes and protests in the city of Mahalla, north of Cairo, and played a role in mobilizing against the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak, and contributed to the popular movement.
Al-Khouli joined the movement and in November 2010 became an active member and responsible for mass work in it, and took over the organization of the movement of the crowds that went to protest in the squares of Egypt on the twenty-fifth of January . 2011, and paved the way for the fall of the Mubarak regime.
He explains in one of his interviews with the Egyptian newspaper Al-Wafd that he separated from the April 6 movement during the Brotherhood era, that is, in 2012, when he felt that the old leaders who founded the movement, suspicious actions do what aroused his doubt. and concerns about its orientations, indicating that he was suspicious of what some were doing.From the members, and clearly explaining his vision on the issue of confusion that forced him to reevaluate his role with it.
Al-Khouli added: “In view of their strange trip to Qatar and their relationship with a number of suspicious organizations days before the revolution, and their lack of complete transparency about those trips, I felt that their strange actions the revolution, which forced me to defect, which caused Ahmed Maher (founder of the April 6 movement) to try to distort me through his relationship with the Brotherhood and the media. ”
Al-Khouli tried to form a party that included groups of young people who were angry at the perceptions and behavior of many members of the April 6 movement, especially after it approached the Brotherhood and fell into its arms, but the “Party’s project disappeared and was forgotten after the outbreak of the June Revolution Al-Masry because the leaders of the corrupt movement did not leave them a good reputation, which made me reconsider the use of this name.”
Early attention was paid to the content of the discourse adopted by the Brotherhood, and it became at the forefront of youth opponents of its regime and in March 2013 launched the so-called “National Revolutionary Forces Bloc” against it from representatives of youth movements and opposition parties.
Way and closer
Those who disagree with al-Khouli take him because he is too close to the current regime, which has led him to move away from the ideas of the January Revolution of freedom, dignity and justice, to the extent that it led him not to pronounce the term. revolution, sometimes describing it as an event and other protests expressing anger at the Mubarak regime, and he seemed to have abandoned his previous constants, but Al-Khouli attributed his change of position from January to some of those who took part in it, from the Brotherhood and civilian powers, and saw how they changed from one state to a contradictory one, not to mention the change in the positions of personalities who held the leading position in the public scene not.
He admitted that he was one of the young people who were deceived in Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the faces of the January Revolution and who accepted the post of Vice President of the Republic after the June Revolution. “And I saw a man escaping in crisis, adding:” I saw his calls with the US Ambassador to Cairo, Margaret Scobey, by phone and at a regular rate, “in a sign indicating that he did not loyal to the revolution was not. and his literature.
The success of the June 2013 revolution and its ability to overthrow the Khouli Brotherhood regime placed it in a prominent position, and it became among the youth who later played an important role in political life, and became an important part of the structures formed. to reformulate the public scene.
He officially joined the campaign of the Minister of Defense, Field Marshal Al-Sisi, after deciding to run for the position of President of the Republic in the 2014 election, and took over the youth committee in the official campaign, and his experiences helped to draw political attention to him.
El-Khouly’s name originated with the rise of the “For the Love of Egypt” list formed by the late Major General Sameh Seif El-Yazal, and he was selected as a candidate for the Cairo sector in the 2015 parliamentary election, in which all its members, including El-Khouly, won a landslide victory, and was re-elected from the Future Watan Party in the 2020 parliamentary election, and he remains a member of it.
The ambitious young man saw the extent of the changes taking place in Egyptian political life and tried to form a so-called “Youth Front of the Third Republic” with the aim of building state institutions and adopting a project to help young people train and qualify people. people for political work, and to produce a new elite of them spread throughout the republic, but the move did not It will succeed, and there was a change in priorities and names, and some had a rift among the youth feared.
The term “Third Republic” was coined to distinguish between the republic founded by the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser after the July 1952 revolution and which adopted socialist orientations, and the republic founded by the late President Anwar Sadat after he took power in 1970, and the term of President Mubarak was an extension of it in political and economic tendencies with Western tendencies.
Al-Khouli and his young associates tried to suggest that President Sisi be laying a brick for a third republic, as the assembly included a number of young people from the January and June revolutions, as a sign of merger, provided these young people participate in politics through parliament and localities.
The play of the Third Republic Accord has disappeared to prepare the ground for the adoption of the instrument of the Second Republic to confirm that President Sisi is leading a new and different regime than all his predecessors, a term currently circulating in the political content, of which Al-Khouli is one of the participants in promoting it in form and content, and has become an element in a large number of his interactions.