Egyptian prominent actor Ashraf Abd al Ghafoor was able
to win over the largest number of votes in the Actors Union elections. The actor
has won the post of Head of the Actors Union defeating actor Ashraf Zaki by 500
votes. Ashraf Abd Al Ghafoor received 846 votes, Ashraf Zaki, 333 votes and Ahmad
Maher 98 votes.
The elections witnessed numerous disputes between voters
to the extent that in some cases there were physical fights. Actress Nihal Anbar
had strongly supported Ashraf Zaki, a matter that was rejected by some and led
to a brawl. In addition an argument broke out between
Ahmad Maher and the supporters of Ashraf Zaki. Maher had began using foul
language against Zaki’s supporters and raised his shoe at them in an attempt to
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On his part, Ashraf Abd Al Ghafoor expressed his joy and
honor after his victory of winning the highest number of votes ever witnessing
throughout the history of the Union. Al Ghafoor thanked the organizers of the
elections for all the efforts they placed in making the elections the most democratic
in the past 60 years.
Al Ghafoor made a special thanks the people behind Egypt’s
January 25 Revolution and stressed that the elections which took place with
integrity and transparency is a result of the blood of martyrs and their
success in eliminating corruption. He also expressed deeply thanked all who
participated in the elections, especially since there were a lot of artists reluctant
to cast their ballots due to the fact that in the past elections lacked transparency.