Islamic Centrist Party (Wasat)

  • Name: حزب الوسط الإسلامي. (Arabic), Islamic Centrist Party (English). Sometimes also called Muslim Centre Party in English, but most commonly known as simply the Wasat Party
  • Year founded: 2001
  • Ideology: Islamist, Moderate
  • Current leader & function: Mohammed Hajj (secretary general)
  • Number of seats in parliament: None
  • Currently in government or in opposition: In opposition
  • Legal status: Legal political party
  • Link to official party website:
  • Observations: Outwardly more moderate in its ideological position than the IAF, the ICP includes former members and defectors of the IAF as well as independent Islamists. The party believes in dialogue and in participating in the system.