Egyptian court breaks up Mubarak’s political party

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An Egyptian court has ordered the dissolution of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s political party, with confiscation of its assets.

The court order announced Saturday meets a key demand by leaders of the protest movement that forced Mr. Mubarak’s out of office three months ago.

The National Democratic Party has dominated Egyptian politics for decades. Founded by former President Anwar Sadat in the late 1970s, the party became a focal point of discontent in recent months and years, and its headquarters in the capital was set afire during this year’s mass protests.

Mr. Mubarak’s opponents often accused the party of corrupt practices that reinforced his hold on power and siphoned off state revenues.

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