Ahmed Shafiq: Egyptian ex-PM withdraws from election

Ahmed Shafiq: Egyptian ex-PM withdraws from election
 

Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has withdrawn from the running for the country's presidency, saying he is the wrong person for the job.
Mr Shafiq announced his candidacy in November in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he fled after losing the 2012 election to Mohammed Morsi.
Within days he was detained by the UAE, which supports his rival, the incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Mr Shafiq was widely seen as the most serious challenger to Mr Sisi.
He was deported by the UAE following his arrest and his family reported being unable to contact him after his arrival in... read more

 
7 January 2018 in World News, Views: 57
Source: BBC
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