Egypt parliament seat costs $3.2m, reveals MP

Egypt MP Mortada Mansour has revealed that the price for a seat in parliament is 50 million Egyptian pounds ($3.2 million). In a leaked video the president of the Zamalek Club can be heard saying: "I did not pay 50 million pounds of the people's blood for them to put me on their list." The amount was for a seat within the ruling party's list, For Egypt, reportsĀ Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. At a meeting with his constituency in Dakahlia Governorate, Mansour went on to say: "Those who pay 50 million pounds, how much is he worth? Where does he get this money from? How will he gather the funds?" The regime's party, the Future of the Nation Party, put forward its own … Continue reading Egypt parliament seat costs $3.2m, reveals MP