Veteran lawyer Abdel-Halim Allam elected head of Bar Association in landslide victory

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Sep 2022

Abdel-Halim Allam, head of the Alexandria branch of the Egyptian Lawyers’ Syndicate (Bar Association), has become the new head of the syndicate after a landslide victory in Sunday elections.

Abdel-Halim Allam
A file photo of lawyer Abdel-Halim Allam

 

Allam won 25,267 votes, followed by former head of the syndicate’s Ismailia branch Nabil Abdel-Salam, who gained 15,005 votes, according to the supervising committee.

In a press conference, head of the judicial committee that supervised the election Abdel-Nasser Abul-Azm said 45,983 lawyers voted in the election, and that the number of the valid votes stood at 45,298.

Allam is succeeding Ragaai Attia, who died in March, nearly two years before the end of his four-year term. Attia, a prominent thinker and former head of the Arab Lawyers’ Union, died at the age of 84 while attending a court session.

Eighteen candidates competed for the vacant seat in Sunday’s elections, the first since 2020.

Allam served in many leadership positions in the Lawyers Syndicate since the 1990s. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in law from Alexandria University in 1985 and his master’s degree in international, commercial, and logistical transactions.

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