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18 mar 2014 - Nile Community
18 mar 2014 - Hala Shukrallah: first woman to head a political party in Egypt
Hala Shukrallah, the first woman and Copt to head an Egyptian political party Dostour party, says her election marks a huge social shift in a land wedded to strongmen.
Hala Shukrallah was elected leader of Egypt's Dostour party, Dostour ("Constitution") was founded by Mohamed ElBaradei, the exiled Nobel laureate many hoped would lead post-revolutionary Egypt. But there is another cause of the excitement.
Shukrallah is the first woman – and first Christian – to lead a major Egyptian party.