A statement by the Nations’ Future Party (NFP) revealed that a parliamentary candidate in Beni Suef Governorate paid EGP 8 million (about $500,000) for his candidacy on the party lists in the new House of Representatives elections.
Engineer Tariq Mukhaimer, the NFP’s candidate for the Beni Suef Centre district, said through a video clip published on social media that the party forced him to pay EGP 8 million for his candidacy in the parliamentary elections, the first phase of which ended last Sunday. He lost. The NFP (affiliated with the Egyptian Intelligence) did not deny the incident, confirming in a statement that Mukhaimer paid an amount of EGP 8 million, indicating that the move came as a donation to the party of his own free will and without any pressure or coercion. The statement added that the party holds Mukhaimer responsible for losing one of the most important seats in Beni Suef because did not study his personality before the elections.
A few months ago, media reports revealed that the value of bribes collected from the candidates to accept their nominations by the party for the council seats amounted to more than EGP 20 million (about $1.2 million). This month, the Egyptian parliamentarian, president of the Zamalek Club, Mortada Mansour, said that the price of the House of Representatives seat within the list for Egypt that supports the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had reached EGP 50 million (about $3 million).