Egypt: Defeated Ahmed Shafiq ‘leaves for UAE’
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.