The Socialist Popular Alliance Party is the first leftist party to submit formal notification to the Parties Committee. On Wednesday members marched into Tahrir Square playing Hasabla music in celebration of collecting 6,000 membership notifications (5,000 minimum needed) from 26 different jurisdictions. This qualifies them to apply for official status. They are the first leftist party to reach the required numbers. They now wait for final approval.
Members marched with their party banner including, "Workers, Peasants, Artisan Employees, Students, Professionals and Intellectuals". They entered the square chanting, "Down With Military Rule" and "We Demand Social Justice". Saad Hosni, a peasant from Aswan and member of this new party, "I am here singing and dancing because we are working for the rights of the poor".
They are against reactionary Military Law and demand a timetable for the transitional process. They want a secular state and an immediate end of military trials of civilians. The first party to be approved was the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated Freedom And Peace Party. Other leftist parties still seeking required memberships are Democratic Workers Party, Communist Party and the Socialist Party.