Battle of the Camel accused loses in Daqahliya poll run-off

Ahram Online, Thursday 12 Jan 2012

Murtada Mansour, on trial for instigating the Battle of the Camel, fails to take seat in election run-off; Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) secure six seats

Lawyer Mortada Mansour

Controversial lawyer Mortada Mansour has lost in the Daqahliya governorate’s parliamentary election run-off, where he was standing as an independent candidate.

Mansour, a former parliamentarian famous for his fiery temper and ‎controversial media statements, was one of several public figures accused of instigating the Battle of the Camel on 2 February at the height of the Egyptian Revolution.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), won six individual seats in the governorate, while one seat went to the Salafist Nour Party and two to former members of the now dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP).

It has been reported by the website of the FJP in Daqahliya that supporters of former NDP member Mahmoud Nabih, who failed to gain a seat in the governorate, attacked the FJP headquarters in Daqahliya after the results became known.

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