Mortada Mansour claims 71K votes in parliamentary race
Mortada Mansour - YOUM7/Essam elshamy

CAIRO: Head of the Zamalek Football club, politician and well-known firebrand Mortada Mansour has obtained 71,000 votes in the elections which kicked off Sunday, the High Elections Committee announced Tuesday.

The official results of the first round of voting will be announced Saturday, with run-offs to take place in early December.

Mansour’s son also ran for office in the neighboring governorate of Giza, which held its elections in October. Mansour was referred to prosecution for assaulting a parliamentary candidate running against his son, the Head of Agouza and Dokki constituency Judge Nagy Shehata said in mid-October, before the first round of elections.

“Medhat El-Hennawy, a candidate running the parliamentary elections at the Agouza and Dokki constituency, filed a legal complaint to the High Elections Committee (HEC) accusing Mansour of physically and verbally assaulting him at a polling station in Agouza district,” In a phone call with the CBC T.V. satellite channel.

Mansour previously filed a lawsuit against Youm7 in 2014 for what he said were defamatory statements, but the suit was dismissed for lack of legal grounds.

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