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Ahmed Shafiq
Ahmed Shafiq

Egypt

Ahmed Shafiq is a candidate for the presidency of Egypt. He was a senior commander in the Egyptian Air Force and later served as Prime Minister of Egypt.


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Created: 14th Jun 2012
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Ahmed Shafiq
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Gender: male
Place of Origin: Egypt

Ahmed Mohamed Shafiq is an Egyptian politician and presidential candidate for Egypt. He was a senior commander in the Egyptian Air Force and later served as Prime Minister of Egypt from 31 January 2011 to 3 March 2011, a period of 33 days.

After a career as a fighter pilot, and squadron, wing and base commander, Shafik was the commander of the Egyptian Air Force from 1996 to 2002, reaching the rank of air marshal. Thereafter he served as Minister of Civil Aviation from 2002 to 2011.

He was appointed as Prime Minister by President Hosni Mubarak on 31 January 2011 in response to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, making him the last Prime Minister to serve as part of Mubarak's administration. He remained in office for only one month, resigning on 3 March 2011, one day after a contentious talk show confrontation in which he was accused by a prominent Egyptian novelist of being a Mubarak regime holdover.

In November 2011, Shafiq announced his candidacy in the Egyptian presidential elections. Shafik's candidacy has sparked controversy and protest within Egypt, with many considering him to be a holdover of the Mubarak regime.

In November 2011, Shafiq announced his candidacy in the Egyptian presidential elections. Shafiq's candidacy has sparked controversy and protest within Egypt, with many considering him to be a holdover of the Mubarak regime. Egypt's Constitution Court ruled against a law that would have barred Shafiq from running for president as a former member of Mubarak's regime.

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Topical Focus  » Ahmed Shafiq

Egypt: Losing Candidate Accepts Election Result

Defeated presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq has congratulated Mohamed Mursi on being elected the country's first democratic president and wished him success.




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