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Mansour clan faces uncertain parliamentary future
While Mortada faces a motion to dismiss him from parliament, a court ruling can disqualify his son
Published in Daily News Egypt on 09 - 03 - 2016

Parliament's most volatile father-son duo could soon become the next faces to replaces in the parliament, just two months after it was convened.
The Court of Cassation is set to disqualify Ahmed Mortada Mansour as a member of parliament after a recount of votes was made, based upon a lawsuit filed by his runner-up in the elections Amr Al-Shobaky.
The court is yet to announce the results of the recount. However, Al-Shobaky's lawyer Islam Al-Dabaa told Daily News Egypt on Wednesday that the result favours his client.
"Upon the request of my client, we are not announcing the results of the recount, but it is very promising […] we are clearly ahead," the lawyer said.
Sources form the court told Daily News Egypt that many votes that were originally counted invalid or in favour of Mansour have been recounted for Al-Shobaky.
The court will announce later on Wednesday a date for announcing the verdict. If errors are found in the initial count, the verdict could either order a re-election or announce the victory of Al-Shobaky over Mansour.
Mansour and Al-Shobaky saw a tense face-off in the election run-offs last October, following which Mansour was announced winner with a tight margin after preliminary reports from the polls suggested that Al-Shobaky was the victor.
The duo also had a parliamentary elections race in 2012, in which Al-Shobaky prevailed.
Mansour, 35, is a lawyer and son of firebrand lawyer Mortada Mansour, who is also facing a threat to his membership after a demand to vote on his dismissal was presented to the house speaker.
Alaa Abdel Moneim, the spokesperson for the parliament's largest coalition "Egypt's Support", presented the demand on the basis of Mansour's lack of respect for the constitution and his verbal threats and false accusations against his colleagues, state-run Al-Ahram reported.
Abdel Moneim said he would collect 200 endorsements to his demand, to bring the motion to a vote.
The move by the "Egypt's Support" heavyweight MP comes a week after the members of the parliament voted to expel Tawfik Okasha following a controversial meeting with the Israeli ambassador to Egypt.

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