News

Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq Intends to Run For the 2018 Presidential Elections: Reuters

Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq Intends to Run For the 2018 Presidential Elections: Reuters

Egypt’s former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq told Reuters that he intends to run for president in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for April 2018.

Despite announcing plans to return to Egypt in the coming days, he declared, in a video statement, that he is unable to leave the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as authorities have stopped him from leaving the country.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Anwar Gargash has stated in a tweet that General Ahmed Shafiq is free to leave the country and there is ‘no obstacle’ to his departure.

 

Shafiq is the second candidate to announce that he is running for president. Rights Lawyer Khaled Ali said earlier this month that he also will to compete for the presidential post.

In a video declaration sent to Reuters, Shafiq stated that he would be honored to serve as Egypt’s next president.

“I‘m honoured to announce my will to run in the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt as a choice to be president of the country for the next four years,” he said.

Shafiq currently resides in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He ran in the 2012 elections but lost to the now-ousted president Mohamed Morsi who held office for just one year.

Shafiq was Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister before he was toppled in the 25 January uprising in 2011.

President al-Sisi has not yet announced his candidacy for next year’s  elections. However, he is widely expected to run for a second term.

BBC Report Says Mubarak Allowed the Resettlement of Palestinians in the 1980s, Mubarak Denies
Al-Sisi Orders the Military to Use 'Brute Force' to Secure Sinai Within 3 Months

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Political Elite Outsider Kais Saied Elected As Tunisia’s President

Egyptian StreetsOctober 14, 2019

The Story of the 18-Year Old Boy Stabbed For Defending A Girl From Harassment

Egyptian StreetsOctober 13, 2019

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate Elects Its First Female Chairperson

Egyptian StreetsOctober 12, 2019

New Minimum Wage Raise for Civil Servants Coming Next Month

Egyptian StreetsOctober 12, 2019

2019 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed

Egyptian StreetsOctober 11, 2019

Egypt’s AUC Named Among World’s Top 200 Universities for Graduate Employability

Egyptian StreetsOctober 10, 2019

Egypt Condemns Turkish Military Operation and Calls for Emergency Arab League Meeting

Egyptian StreetsOctober 10, 2019

UNICEF, NCCW Launch Campaign Combatting Child Violence

Egyptian StreetsOctober 10, 2019