Egypt: Defeated Ahmed Shafiq ‘leaves for UAE’

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:54

Cairo: Ahmed Shafiq, who lost out to Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi in Egypt`s presidential elections, has left the country shortly after law suits were filed against him, claiming he had been involved in corruption.

State-run media confirmed he had left for Abu Dhabi, while airport officials said that he was accompanied by his daughters and grandchildren.

Shafiq, the last prime minister of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, became the second close confidant of the former dictator to leave for Abu Dhabi, after Omar Suleiman, his intelligence chief, The Telegraph reports.

He had a reputation for honesty and efficiency during his years as Egypt`s aviation minister.

His image was, however, recently tarnished by allegations over the cost of building Cairo`s new airport terminal, which he oversaw.

Shafiq had been confident that he was about to be declared Egypt`s next leader.

In the event, a narrow, but clear victory was awarded to Morsi.

ANI



First Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:54
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